Saturday, May 10, 2008

Canada Bans Use of Pesticides

Something big has happened in Canada. Ontario and Quebec have both banned the use of cosmetic pesticides. That would be the pesticides you use on your lawn or spray on rose bushes. Those used to "make things look better."

Home Depot announced on April 22, 2008 that they would voluntarily phase out pesticides across all of Canada by the end of this year and provide consumers with over 50 options in natural lawn care. Read about Home Depot's commitment.

My question is, "What about the USA?"

The reason for the ban is to protect pregnant women and children. Research shows that children exposed to pesticides and herbicides have a higher risk of leukemia, among other things. More on Pesticides and Children

Find alternatives to health-destroying chemicals with these articles at
Five Steps to a Lush Lawn
Beautiful Alternatives to Lawns
Flowering Lawns
Keep off the Grass

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