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WHO: Twenty-two major organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Lung Association of B.C. are releasing a statement supporting a province-wide ban on non-essential pesticides.

WHAT: The 22 organizations are urging B.C. to pass legislation that prohibits the use and sale of chemical pesticides for lawns, gardens, and non-agricultural landscaping. Recent polling shows more than 70% of British Columbians support provincial legislation to restrict pesticide use. Such legislation already exists in the Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Ontario.

The pesticide statement can be found on our website. (PDF)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Kathryn Seely, Director of Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
(604) 675-7108 (office)
(604) 999-4659 (cell)

Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Cdn Assoc of Physicians for the Environment
(647) 703-5957 (cell)
(416) 306-2273 (office)

Lisa Gue, Environmental Health Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
(613) 594-5428 (office)
(613) 796-7699 (cell)

December 12, 2011
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/media/news/2011/12/major-health-and-environment-groups-support-bc-pesticide-ban/