Health Canada Controls Make Pesticides Safe

12.02.01.Pesticide Debate200Letter to Kamloops City Council by Lorne Hepworth

Re: the issue of pesticides coming up again at Kamloops city council.

The British Columbia Special Committee on Pesticides studied the issue of urban pesticide use extensively and came to the conclusion that the current regulatory system in place protects people, animals and the environment. Therefore British Columbians should be able to continue to buy and use approved pesticides, as the study wisely pointed out.

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EPA Denies Petition on 2,4-D Pesticide

12.05.04-epa logoFor Release: April 9, 2012

In a petition filed on November 6, 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) requested that EPA cancel all product registrations and revoke all tolerances (legal residue limits in food) for the pesticide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, or 2,4-D. After considering public comment received on the petition and all the available studies, EPA is denying the request to revoke all tolerances and the request to cancel all registrations.

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Ban the pesticide abusers

01 01_11_ipm_logoby Mike Riva.  As a golf course superintendent/turf manager of more than 30 years, I agree that so-called cosmetic grass/turf pesticides should be banned, but only for people who are not trained to use them in a safe, effective and responsible manner.

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