This Quote Gideon Forman uses “2,4-D can be persuasively linked to cancers, neurological impairment and reproductive problems.” is taken from the Pesticide Assessment: Protecting public health on the home turf
The assessment is more of an Organic Lawn Care & Product Endorsement Manual with a lot of misinformation about turf.
This assessment was published in 2006, there were 2 more re-evaluations on 2,4-D since then and Health Canada says 2,4-D is Safe for use on your Lawns, and Safe for Pregnant Women and Childs' hand to mouth contact.
A letter from the Canadian Paediatric Society and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is included : Jeffrey Lowes.
The Science Gideon Forman is using:
Meg Sears – Expert Bibliographer – Member of CAPE : Campaigned with Debbie Lazar in Misinformation of Groundskeepers Death, CFB Gagetown Expert Bibliographer – No Doctor
Robin Walker – Activist Doctor – Member of CAPE – His Association Does Not Endorse Products [audio: http://www.pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/CAPE/RobinWalkerCPS.mp3]
Richard Van der Jagt – Activist Doctor – Member of Cape : Retracted statement that evidence is crystal clear 2,4-D is linked to lymphoma
To The Editor :
RE: “Council on Wrong Track with Move to Cosmetic Pesticide Ban” (April 13)
The letter-writer says “public policy should be based on science and facts…”.
Here’s what doctors writing in the scientific journal Paediatrics and Child Health have to say about the common lawn pesticide 2,4-D: “2,4-D can be persuasively linked to cancers, neurological impairment and reproductive problems.”
The people of B.C. should follow the lead of science-based organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and urge their government to ban lawn pesticides across the province.
Doing so will protect drinking water, family pets and, most important, local children.
Executive Director Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
OSOYOOS TIMES-April 20, 2011
Letter: Director, Communications & Public Education Canadian Paediatric Society
From: Elizabeth Moreau [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:19 PM
Cc: Olivia Craft
Subject: FW: Presenters of CPS position on pesticides
Dear Mr. Lowes,
The study referred to was published in Paediatrics & Child Health, which is the journal of
the Canadian Paediatric Society, by authors who have no affiliation with the CPS. It was
not written by the Canadian Paediatric Society, and does not reflect the opinion of the
CPS. Currently, we do not have any position statements on pesticide use.
The reference for the study in question is as follows:
Sears M, Walker CR, van der Jagt RHC, Claman P. Pesticide assessment: Protecting
public health on the home turf. Paediatr Child Health , Vol 11, No 4, April 2006.
The CPS should not be cited as this information. This has been communicated to the
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
Director, Communications & Public Education
Canadian Paediatric Society
2305 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ont. K1G 4J8
Tel: 613-526-9397, ext 231
Letter : Manager, Physician Advisory Service The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Dear Mr. Lowes,
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me earlier today. As I indicated in our
conversation, Mr. Gideon Foreman is not a registered member of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Manager, Physician Advisory Service
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
What About Health Canada? Has anyone read their Frequently Asked Questions on Pesticide Safety?
Its right here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/faq-eng.php#whya
Has Health Canada reviewed the Ontario College of Family Physician's report on pesticides and, if so, what actions did PMRA take as a result? http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/faq-eng.php#has
Are my pets safe if they walk on a lawn that has been treated with pesticides? http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/faq-eng.php#aremy
Is it safe to use the herbicide 2,4-D on my lawn? http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/faq-eng.php#isitsafe
Ontario Drinking Water Report:
The Science Behind Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
The medical literature does not uniformly indicate harms from herbicides. However, the balance of epidemiological research suggests that 2,4-D can be persuasively linked to cancers, neurological impairment and reproductive problems. These may arise from 2,4-D itself, from breakdown products or dioxin contamination, or from a combination of chemicals.