Health and environmental organizations call for province-wide ban on cosmetic pesticides

Georgia Strait Alliance joins other groups in asking the BC government to ban the use of all lawn and garden pesticides.

Please read our statement here.

Dozens of BC communities have already banned local use, and opinion polls show British Columbians don’t believe the health and environmental risks posed by chemical pesticides for non-essential, “cosmetic” uses are worth taking.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their comments to the Government’s Special Committee on Pesticides.  We will post the Committee’s report when it is released.

Read Georgia Strait Alliances’s submission.

To learn more about the issue and impacts of pesticides on our environment, read more here or visit our ToxicSmart page.