Regina Pesticide Ban – Canadian Association Of Physicians For The Environment – Laura Anonen ( Secretary ) – 2012 07 23

 

 

 

 

 

Ban City Pesticide Use  [ ?!?! ]

 

 

July 23rd, 2012

 

Letter to the Editor

 

The Regina Leader-Post

 

 

RE: "Pesticide study is needed, says Regina public works committee," July 18 Leader-Post.

 

Regina should adopt a cosmetic pesticide ban and encourage citizens not to spray their lawns with harmful chemicals.  [ ?!?! ]

 

It would be a step in the right direction for Regina as more than 170 municipalities have banned the use of toxic pesticides already.  [ WRONG !  –  See later segment ]

 

There is growing evidence that pesticides are linked to cancer, leukemia, asthma, birth defects, attention problems, and neurological and respiratory diseases.  [ WRONG !  –  See later segment ]

 

The 2012 Ontario College of Family Physicians Systematic Review of Pesticide Health Effects reviewed relevant literature published since 2003, and strongly recommends the public to reduce their exposure to pesticides wherever possible.  [ WRONG !  –  See later segment ]

 

Furthermore, according to Canada's Pesticide Incident Reporting Program, 5,206 incident reports were submitted from April 2007 to the end of 2010.

 

Of these reports, 1,005 were human-related incidents which included 14 severe cases and two deaths.  [ ?!?! ]

 

Why would anyone want to put their health at risk just to rid their lawn of a few weeds ?

 

Only a ban can protect us from the harmful and toxic effects of these pesticides.

 

Is it really worth risking our children's health over ?  [ WRONG !  –  See later segment ]

 

 

Laura Anonen

 

Secretary

 

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

 

 

 

http://www.leaderpost.com/city+pesticide/6973548/story.html

 

 

 

 

NORAHG  –  SHORT RESPONSE

 

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ) and its Literature Review has been DISCREDITED, DEBUNKED, and REFUTED by Health Canada and by The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. OCFP is RIDICULOUSLY IMPLYING that its NON-EXPERT ASSESSMENT is somehow being withheld from Health Canada and EVERY other regulatory agency in the world. INDISPUTABLE and CONCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH shows that, as reported through Health Canada's VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used according to label directions. The RISK ASSESSMENT of pest control products indicates that they are PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC. There is NOT ONE KNOWN ILLNESS or DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G 

 

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-37C

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

Other Jurisdictions ?!?!

 

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

 

Pest control products must be PROHIBITED, just like in Eastern Canada.  ―  WRONG !

 

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

 

In order to somehow validate their position, Anti-Pesticide Activists PROCLAIM that other jurisdictions, especially in Eastern Canada, have imposed some form of PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

What they DO NOT TELL THE PUBLIC is  …

 

●   The Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS in Eastern Canada are CONTRIBUTING TO GREAT CONFUSION, and are leading to MAJOR PROBLEMS with compliance and enforcement.

 

●   The BASIS FOR ACTION taken in Eastern Canada was CONFUSING and INCONSISTENT.

 

●   PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE.  Residents are obtaining products either from other provinces, or mostly from across the border in the United States.  It is NOT illegal to own or possess these products, only to apply them.  The mis-use of products remains  ―  thanks to PROHIBITION.  No jurisdiction in Eastern Canada has EVER enforced PROHIBITION by going after residents.  

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — 2012 05 25 — PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE — KILLEX FOR SALE TO EVERYONE ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS

 

 

●  Recently, the Government of Quebec was UNABLE TO VALIDATE its Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, and was HUMILIATED into making a STATEMENT saying that pest control products like 2,4-D DO NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment.

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — VICTORY AGAINST TERRORISTS — QUEBEC — 2011 05 26 — DOW DEFEATS BAN — NAFTA ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-VICTORY-AGAINST-TERRORISTS-Quebec-2011-05-26-Dow-Defeats-Ban-NAFTA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

CONVENTIONAL PRODUCT  –  2,4-D HERBICIDE  –  EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1J8

 

 

●   Recently, the Government of Alberta announced that it WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

 

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA  –  CONSPIRACY TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2vo

 

 

●   Recently, British Columbia’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides announced that it WILL NOT RECOMMEND PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. 

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2c2

 

 

Moreover, Anti-Pesticide jurisdictions have DOOMED their children to SUFFER INJURIES.

 

PESTICIDE BANS create HAZARDOUS SLIPPING CONDITIONS in sports turf. 

 

In fact, WITH PESTICIDE BANS, children are actually AT HIGH RISK of TRIPPING and becoming SERIOUSLY HURT.

 

Pest control products PREVENT slipping injuries on sports turf. 

 

Children need WEED-FREE BASEBALL MOUNDS AND RUNS to avoid TRIPPING and HURTING THEMSELVES.  Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become THIN AND YELLOW, and OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and INFESTED WITH INSECTS, resulting in the DISMAL DESTRUCTION OF TURF PLAYING SURFACES.

 

Anti-Pesticide jurisdictions are NOW OFFICIALLY LIABLE FOR ALL INJURIES.

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS  –  CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha

 

 

Additionally, Anti-Pesticide Activists also DO NOT TELL THE PUBLIC that there have been SIGNIFICANT VICTORIES AGAINST PROHIBITION, particularly in Western Canada.

 

 

VICTORIES AGAINST TERRORISTS !  –  TREND TOWARDS PESTICIDE BANS HAS STOPPED ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

There Is A Real Trend AGAINST Pesticide Bans  ―

 

 

ASHLAND, City of ( Oregon, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2012 03 02

 

 

ALBERTA, Province of

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2011 08 09

 

 

BEAUMONT, Town of ( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2011 10 27

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Province of

 

Prohibition Not Recommended by Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides

 

2012 05 17

 

 

CALGARY, City of ( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2009 – 2011

 

 

CAMPBELL RIVER, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Proposed Prohibition Extinguished

 

2012 07 05

 

Hesitant To Enact Prohibition

 

2012 07 05

 

 

CHICAGO, City of ( Illinois, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2011 08 19

 

 

EDMONTON, City of ( Alberta )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2012 02 06

 

 

EVERETT, City of ( Washington, USA )

 

Pesticide-Free Project Ended and Spraying Weeds Resumed

 

2012 06 06

 

 

GOLF  –  Sharp Park Golf Course ( USA )

 

Closure Stopped

 

2011 12 00

 

 

KAMLOOPS, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2010 – 2012

 

 

KELOWNA, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2010 02 08

 

 

MERRITT, Town of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2010 05 14

 

 

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Rural Municipality of ( Manitoba )

 

Opposed the Proposed Provincial Prohibition

 

2012 06 13

 

 

QUEBEC, Province of

 

Permitted Active Ingredients

 

2010 02 00

 

Dow Defeats Ban

 

2011 05 26

 

 

REGINA, City of ( Saskatchewan )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2002 & 2012

 

 

REVELSTOKE, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Delayed but Not Stopped

 

2010 06 22

 

 

ROSSLAND, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Delayed

 

2010 12 15

 

 

SALMON ARM, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

Professional Lawn Care Granted Exception Status

 

2011 03 08

 

 

SCARBOROUGH, Town of ( Maine, USA )

 

Prohibition Rescinded

 

2012 04 19

 

 

STEINBACH, City of ( Manitoba )

 

Prohibition Opposed

 

2012 04 19

 

 

TUKEY, Paul ( SafeLawns, USA )

 

Banned from Promoting Prohibition at Toronto Convention

 

2010 12 01

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Pre-Notification Stopped

 

2010 12 15

 

 

VERNON, City of ( British Columbia )

 

Prohibition Stopped

 

2010 01 12 & 26

 

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

 

CONVENTIONAL PRODUCT  –  2,4-D HERBICIDE  –  EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1J8

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS  –  CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha

 

 

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA  –  CONSPIRACY TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2vo

 

 

VICTORIES AGAINST TERRORISTS !  –  TREND TOWARDS PESTICIDE BANS HAS STOPPED ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

Cancer ?!?!

 

 

 

MYTH  ―

 

 

Pest control products somehow cause cancer  ―  WRONG !

 

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

 

It is COMMON KNOWLEDGE that there are NO pest control products that are known or probable carcinogens.

 

It is a MYTH to believe that pest control products somehow cause cancer.

 

Environmental Protection Agency's ( EPA ) and Health Canada’s EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASES INDISPUTABLY PROVE that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE and DO NOT CAUSE CANCER ! 

 

Both EPA and Health Canada require each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value, and costing about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

There are THOUSANDS OF DEATHS per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol. 

 

There is NOT ONE KNOWN CANCER DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Canadian Cancer Society, through its promotional literature, continues to insist there is a link between pest control products and cancer, despite the fact that its U.S. counterpart, American Cancer Society, DOES NOT SHARE THE SAME VIEWPOINT.

 

According to Paul Visentin  ―

 

Such a statement [ by Canadian Cancer Society ] would make one believe that all the products used in lawn care are linked to cancer, while the use of the same products in agriculture and forestry sector are not.

 

―  Paul Visentin, Director of Integrated Environmental Plant Management Association of Western Canada ( IEPMA ).

 

Health Canada, and NOT Canadian Cancer Society, has THE ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE on the subject of pest control products.

 

Canadian Cancer Society is RIDICULOUSLY IMPLYING that its NON-EXPERT ASSESSMENT is somehow being withheld from Health Canada and EVERY other regulatory agency in the world.

 

Canadian Cancer Society is a FUND-RAISING, PROFIT-SEEKING, and LOBBYING organization, and NOT a science, research, or health organization.

 

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  SUBVERSIVE, CONTEMPTIBLE, AND RADICAL ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1OW

 

 

Pest control products are STRINGENTLY TESTED and REGULATED in order to ensure that they are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

Even Canadian Cancer Society’s own web-site states that scientific research does NOT provide a conclusive link between pesticides and human cancer.

 

 

ORGANIZATION  –  CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  NO DIRECT PROOF PESTICIDES CAUSE CANCER ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4qC

 

 

In 2007, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada issued a ruling that products like 2,4-D Herbicide ARE NOT CANCER-CAUSING IN HUMANS.

 

The World Health Organization only lists the common pest control product 2,4-D in the SAME CANCER-RISK CATEGORY AS PICKLED VEGETABLES AND CELL-PHONES.

 

International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC is part of the United Nation’s World Health Organization ) lists VERY FEW PESTICIDES as carcinogenic, or as probable or possible carcinogens, and NONE of these can be found among « cosmetic pesticides » used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and NO HARM WILL OCCUR when they are used according to label directions.

 

Anti-Pesticide CONSPIRACIES to PROHIBIT pest control products has not prevented a single case of cancer. 

 

Nor has there been any reduction in birth defects and neurological illness.

 

Moreover, it is DOUBTFUL that ANYONE can correlate pest control products used in the Urban Landscape  with cancer.

 

This is because pest control products DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

 

Only pest control products that DO NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK OF CANCER in humans are registered for use in Canada.

 

Furthermore, there is NO growing body of evidence connecting pest control products and cancer.

 

There is NO peer reviewed-research showing links between pest control products and cancers in children, and even pets.

 

There is NO direct link between pest control products and cancer.

 

Pest control products CAUSE NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

In fact, NO cause-and-effect relationship between pest control products and cancer has been established scientifically.

 

Pest control products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES, and DO NOT PRESENT A CONCERN to humans, even to CHILDREN.

 

IRONICALLY  …  both Daffodil Production for Canadian Cancer Society and the Professional Lawn Care Industry use the SAME ingredients that are needed to control insect and weed pests. 

 

IRONICALLY  …  both the Agriculture Industry and the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry use the SAME ingredients that are needed to control insect and weed pests. 

 

In food, REDUCING OUR EXPOSURE to TRACES of dietary synthetic pest control products is expensive and will NOT PLAUSIBLY REDUCE CANCER RATES.

 

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

 

MYTH-BUSTING  –  CANCER, THE MYTH OF ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2nl

 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians ?!?!

 

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is necessary because Ontario College of Family Physicians alleges that pest control products are somehow associated various types of cancer  ―  WRONG !

 

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ) and its Literature Review has been DISCREDITED, DEBUNKED, and REFUTED by Health Canada and by The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

 

OCFP is also a FUND-RAISING, PROFIT-SEEKING, and LOBBYING organization, and it is NOT a science, research, or health organization.

 

OCFP is presently UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CHARITY FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

 

It is listed among CANADA’S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE & ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS  –  ANTI-PESTICIDE & ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-48S

 

 

OCFP is RIDICULOUSLY IMPLYING that its NON-EXPERT ASSESSMENT is somehow being withheld from Health Canada and EVERY other regulatory agency in the world.

 

INDISPUTABLE and CONCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH shows that, as reported through Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used according to label directions.

 

The RISK ASSESSMENT of pest control products indicates that they are PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.

 

There is NOT ONE KNOWN ILLNESS or DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Even Canadian Cancer Society has STATED REPEATEDLY that scientific research does NOT provide a conclusive link between pest control products and cancer. 

 

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  NO DIRECT PROOF PESTICIDES CAUSE CANCER ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4qC

 

 

OCFP DID NOT conduct a serious scientific study  …  it conducted a mere Literature Review, and could only use those references found in the OPEN PUBLIC LITERATURE.

 

What did OCFP use as its reference sources ?  

 

GOOGLE and WIKIPEDIA.

 

In other words, the OCFP Anti-Pesticide Literature Review was conducted with a standard that was NO BETTER THAN A GRADE SCHOOL PROJECT PREPARED BY A 10-YEAR-OLD STUDENT.

 

The authors and reviewers of the BOGUS-OCFP-Review were not only SCIENTIFICALLY IGNORANT, they were LAZY and OBTUSE.

 

Moreover, among the authors and reviewers of the OCFP-Review  …

 

●   there are doctors who were found guilty of professional mis-conduct over sexual activities

 

●   doctors whose license was suspended

 

●   doctors who deny having reviewed the document

 

Internationally, the Anti-Pesticide Literature Review was DISCREDITED as  …

 

●   inadequately addressing the issues 

 

●   inconsistent 

 

●   over-interpreting studies 

 

●   superficial in its approach 

 

●   unclear 

 

●   weak quality

 

The Anti-Pesticide Literature Review was INTERNATIONALLY DISCREDITED by THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION.

 

The review was also REFUTED by Health Canada.

 

In light of the public interest in the Anti-Pesticide Literature Review, Health Canada issued a media release on August 4th, 2004.

 

Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) is the federal regulatory body responsible for the regulation of pesticides in Canada  ―

 

As the OCFP report notes, some population groups, such as children and pregnant women, may be more susceptible to potential effects of pesticides.

 

This is why PMRA assessments include the application of EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS to ensure that the most sensitive sub-populations are protected.

 

For example, the PMRA PAYS SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE UNIQUE EXPOSURES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN, ensuring that factors such as their unique behaviours, different diets and lower body weights are considered.

 

The OCFP report is a review of epidemiology studies selected from the public scientific literature.

 

There are many such studies published which suggest that there MAY OR MAY NOT be associations between adverse health effects and pesticide exposure.

 

As the report acknowledges, EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDIES ARE HARD TO INTERPRET because of BIASES AND CONFOUNDING FACTORS that make it very difficult to either establish or definitively rule out links between pesticide exposures and effects.

 

For example, other chemical and physical environment effects are usually encountered at the same time as pesticide exposures and biases in the exposures remembered by study participants may affect the result.

 

Without an actual exposure calculation, it is difficult to assess whether pesticides could have been responsible for an adverse health outcome.

 

When determining the acceptability of a pesticide, PMRA scientists CRITICALLY EXAMINE THE TOTALITY OF THE SCIENTIFIC DATABASE for pesticide active ingredients and end-use products, including the types of studies in the OCFP report.

 

When new studies in the public literature are released, the PMRA examines them to determine if further regulatory action is required on the pesticides mentioned in the study.

 

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

 

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS  –  DISCREDITED, RADICAL, AND SCIENTIFICALLY IGNORANT MAD MEN PRETENDING TO BE SCIENTISTS WHO ARE LAZY & STUPID ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-37C

 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

Children ?!?!

 

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION will somehow eliminate a danger to children  ―  WRONG !

 

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

 

It is Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION that places children AT RISK !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are DESPICABLE in their use of CHILDREN as WEAPONS OF COERCION and ULTIMATE TERROR in order to promote Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

In many jurisdictions, Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is IMPOSED under the PRETEXT of protecting children’s health  ―  this is WRONG !

 

Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, CAUSE NO HARM, and are NO THREAT TO CHILDREN.

 

In fact, with Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, children are actually AT HIGH RISK of TRIPPING and becoming SERIOUSLY HURT.

 

Pest control products PREVENT slipping injuries on outdoor playing surfaces.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION creates HAZARDOUS SLIPPING CONDITIONS on outdoor playing surfaces.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION results in CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE caused by BAN FAILURES, BUSINESS FAILURES, GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES, and STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS.

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO BUSINESS FAILURES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-43x

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-44g

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES ( Photo Gallery )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4z3

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO STUNNINGLY EXORBITANT COSTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-43V

 

 

WHO CAN AFFORD THIS #@!!% BAN NONSENSE ?!?!

 

The safety assessments of pest control products by Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Heath Canada ( PMRA ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) DO take children into consideration.

 

These assessments DO consider children’s physiology, behaviours, and habits while playing on treated grass.

 

Moreover, there are NO valid reports of pest control product problems with children.

 

In fact, MEDICATION is the leading cause of poisoning in children.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that children are somehow MORE vulnerable to pest control products.

 

This is a MYTH !

 

Furthermore, Anti-Pesticide Activists are willing to COMPROMISE ON THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN who need a CUSHION OF HIGH-QUALITY TURFGRASS when playing and running and falling.

 

Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin, and yellow, and OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED.

 

Turfgrass pests DISRUPT THE UNIFORMITY OF THE TURF and MAY AFFECT THE SAFETY and PLAYABILITY of the playing surface for footing, ball bounce, etc …

 

Without pest control products, playing surfaces become GARBAGE DUMPS, and are a DANGER for children to play on. 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT CHILDREN who use these DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED, THICKER, GREENER, and PEST-FREE outdoor playing surfaces, like home lawns, public green spaces, and sports fields, have MANY PRACTICAL BENEFITS.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass playing surfaces act as a NATURAL CUSHION. 

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass is also an EFFECTIVE SPONGE for rain water.

 

A playing surface OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and INFESTED WITH INSECTS provides NONE of these benefits.

 

They are OVER-RUN by Dandelions and other weed pests, and are DESTROYED by INFESTING insect pests like European Chafer.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance represents a HAZARD TO ANYONE USING PLAYING SURFACES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.

 

When it rains, pest-infested playing surfaces become SLIPPERY MUD BOGS.

 

When dry, pest-infested playing surfaces become AS HARD AS CONCRETE.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance actually HURTS kids.

 

Falling on SLIPPERY MUD or BAKED SOIL is the direct cause of BROKEN BONES, TWISTED ANKLES, and SKINNED KNEES.

 

Any trend favouring Pesticide-Free Maintenance will lead to GARBAGE DUMPS, DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES, and HURT CHILDREN.

 

TURFGRASS QUALITY and SAFETY are generally IMPROVED when pest control products are used judiciously to control pests that can’t be controlled in other ways.

 

Pest control products ENHANCE the Urban Landscape, and makes playing surfaces SAFE FOR CHILDREN.

 

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

 

CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — 2012 05 06 — SPALDING — PUBLIC REJECTS BANS, CARNAGE — BC — RESPONSES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2012-05-06-Spalding-Public-Rejects-Bans-Carnage-BC-RESPONSE-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/05/09/british-columbia-pesticide-ban-public-rejects-prohibition-bans-cause-catastrophic-carnage-2012-05-06/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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