Pesticide Action Network North America has conducted a new review of the recent literature on the impact of pesticide use on children's health.
According to the report, the existing research suggests that:
TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 - Environmental groups are requesting that Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq review the use of 30 pesticide chemicals found in more than 700 registered domestic and agricultural pesticide products because of the risks they pose to Canada’s environment or human health.
The Ontario College of Family Physicians is recommending that patients reduce their exposure to pesticides whenever and wherever possible. This recommendation is based on its new research review, which shows a link between exposure to pesticides and various neurological and respiratory diseases, as well as reproductive problems.
It also shows that children are particularly...
Quebec is one of five provinces with a cosmetic pesticide ban. In 2009, the American company Dow AgroSciences challenged the legality under NAFTA of the ban, particularly as it pertains to 2, 4-D herbicides.
In a settlement reached last week between Canada and Dow AgroSciences, the company waived its legal action and claims, and accepted no compensation, implicitly confirming...