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Scientists find no evidence glyphosate causes cancer – The Western Producer

A panel of epidemiologists and toxicologists says the World Health Organization is wrong about glyphosate.

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Fiesta Herbicide | Weedman’s spraying was making his wife sick | Pesticide Product Information – Health Canada

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2015-4649

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: x

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): x

Address: x

City: x

Prov / State: x

Country: x

Postal Code: X

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Human

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

5. Location of incident.

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Pesticide OK for school, but not lawn? | SHERRING | Columnists | Opinion | Ottaw

BY SUSAN SHERRING, OTTAWA SUNFIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 07:16 PM EDT | UPDATED: THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 07:34 PM EDTDr. VerBY SUSAN SHERRING, OTTAWA SUN

There’s just something totally upside down in this town when we can’t use pesticides to kill the weeds on our lawns, but going into a school full of children and blasting cockroaches with pesticides is somehow OK.

Yes, aside from the problem of using pesticides, apparently cockroaches sometimes curl up and get cozy inside our schools.

Nice.

But not to worry.

At a hastily called news conference on Wednesday by the Ottawa Public Health department, officials were quick to tell reporters the ill effects being felt by staff and students at the Adult High School and Charles H. Hulse weren’t really from the pesticide itself, but the solvents mixed with the pesticide.

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Rewarding Environmental Lunatics for being WRONG | New Trend In PEI | Failed rink wind turbine investments to be returned – Prince Edward Island – CBC News

Will the Governor General be hosting more Awards in PEI?
The four P.E.I. communities that put wind turbines up at their rinks have been given their initial investment back by the province.

The province will also cover the cost of taking down the turbines in Alberton, Kensington, Crapaud and Murray River.

Kensington CAO Geoff Baker told CBC News the town is happy it’s getting its $70,000 investment back and that the turbine is coming down.

“We’re disappointed that the project didn’t work, really from the very beginning,” said Baker.

“I would say we’re very pleased that the Wind Energy Institute and the provincial government came through and really looked after us as far as the investment we made into the project.”

Kensington’s rink was one of four that hoped to reduce electricity bills through wind energy, a project that received joint funding of almost $1.3 million from the communities, and provincial and federal governments.

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Anti Expert | Gideon Forman | Pesticide ban not so hard – Letter to the Editor – The Journal Pioneer

Editor,
RE: “A ban is difficult” (March 18)

Actually, a ban isn’t so difficult. Prohibitions on lawn and garden pesticides have now been enacted in cities and provinces across Canada – and the results have been very encouraging. The science shows that people exposed to these chemicals are at greater risk for cancers, neurological illness (such as Parkinson’s), and birth defects.

So pesticide bans have been protecting citizens from a variety of dangerous medical conditions. These bans have also been successful in protecting family pets and drinking water.

As well, cities with pesticide bylaws have seen their lawn-care sector grow. In the five years following enactment of a pesticide bylaw in Halifax, for example, the number of landscaping and lawn care businesses in that city increased by 53 per cent.

Physicians for the Environment urges Summerside to ban lawn and garden pesticides at the earliest possible date. This common-sense policy will enhance public health and – if Summerside is like other cities that have eliminated these poisons — prove very popular with local residents.

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