tdc Market Research - Pesticides
|Ontario's cosmetic pesticides ban takes effect April 22,
2009. The McGuinty government made the announcement on Mar.
4, stating, "The ban protects Ontario families and children
from the unnecessary risks of cosmetic pesticides by only
allowing the use of certain lower-risk pesticides for
controlling weeds and pests in lawns and gardens."
Local governments across North America have contemplated, considered
or some already have passed bylaws to outlaw a broad range of lawn and garden
chemicals, including in Ontario Toronto, Peterborough and North Bay.
The issue of banning or partially banning is based upon: the present
perception that prolonged use of these chemicals will: pollute the
water sources; pesticides kill both good and intrusive species of insects;
there is the possibility that they could trigger viruses to mutate
into other viral types that are presently not controllable; are
possible carcinogens for long term exposure; and could detrimentally
effect the environment.
Maintenance of the status quo on the use of these chemicals are:
that their use drives up property values; provide high yield for
crops through the destruction of weeds; kill intrusive insects; provides necessary nutriment
for plants; there is easy maintenance of lawns and plants; and the
present regulation does not infringe upon the private rights of
We are polling public opinion about pesticide use not only in Urban
areas but also on urban personal, business properties, farms and
rural personal properties.
If you wish to provide your opinion, please fill in the following
fields and SUBMIT your opinions and comments.
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