PesticideTruths has been offering Health Canada Incident reports and links to the actual reports for about 1 year.
The Activists have seized this opportunity to use these incident reports to their advantage, giving them new ideas on how to submit/claim bogus incidents relating to Humans, Animals and the Environment.
What did Health Canada do in response, they removed access to the online reference to the Incident Reporting System several months back.
If you want information now, you have to send them a letter. Email requests do not seem to work for us.
Halifax has requested Incident Reports on the new product FeHEDTA and they received several reports that indicated a 16 year old Cat death and 2 Dogs that became sick after usage of FeHEDTA and someone saying their lawn died.
(Activists) Detractors point out that increased levels of lead in the watershed threatens the ecosystem generally, saying that the purpose of the bylaw was to protect human health
This is the proof Halifax is using to Ban this product. Fiesta or Weed B Gon.
FYI: (homeowners are letting nails rust in bucket for several weeks and then applying it to their lawns as a DIY fix for weeds)
Get it? Rust from the nails consists of Iron. FeHEDTA is Chelated Iron.
City Officials everywhere are becoming a bunch of mindless uneducated people, just like the growing list of municipalities that let the Activists run the show instead of the elected officials doing whats right, using scientifically backed reasoning.
Just look at Ontario Environment Minister Gideon Forman with John Wilkinson as the puppet.
Don't use your brain, ask David Suzuki what to do. Right!
By the way, FIESTA does not work as claimed (regrowth within 1-2 weeks), but 2,4-D is very effective and perfectly safe for Children, Pregnant Women and the Environment.
99% of registered usage for 2,4-D is on Food Crops. We eat the stuff.
Time to vote out all Environmental Advocates from the Municipal, Provincial and Federal Levels until they can understand what a Refereed Journal Study consists of.
Here is a copy of the Halifax Council Report.
Declines to permit use of FeHEDTA pesticide; extends recycling to most plastics.
Posted by Tim Bousquet on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Council has declined to declare war on this menace.
Halifax council Tuesday stood firm on its environmental record, refusing to weaken the pesticide bylaw and extending the recycling program.
One of the first in Canada, the pesticide bylaw was adopted in the late 1990s. It bans pesticides generally, except for a prescribed list of allowable eco-friendly applications, and except by permit. But while admirable, the bylaw was easily ignored, as all the banned products were for sale at local garden supply stores.
Last year, however, the provincial government banned the sale of most pesticides; suddenly the city bylaw wasn’t so easily ignored. But the provincial ban didn’t exactly match up with the city bylaw: the province allows the sale of a relatively new pesticide called FeHEDTA, while the city bans it.
FeHEDTA is an iron-based product that attacks broad-leafed weeds like dandelions. Supporters say it is not directly toxic to humans, as are traditional pesticides; detractors point out that increased levels of lead in the watershed threatens the ecosystem generally. Saying that the purpose of the bylaw was to protect human health, city staff recommended weakening the bylaw to allow the use of FeHEDTA, which would put the city and provincial bans in synch.
But council rejected that argument, and FeHEDTA remains banned. Still, like traditional pesticides in previous years, FeHEDTA will presumably remain for sale in garden stores, and scofflaws will continue to use it.