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Pesticides are among the most widely used chemicals in the world. In fact, every Canadian carries pesticide residues in his or her body.

The David Suzuki Foundation released The Food We Eat in Fall 2006. As part of the Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians series, this 34-page report evaluates three areas of government activity related to pesticide use, and offers eight key recommendations to reduce the use of those pesticides that are most hazardous. Starting with a comparison of Canada's pesticide regulations with similar standards in the United States, Europe, and Australia, this report presents compelling evidence that Canadian regulations are among the weakest in the industrialized world when it comes to governing the use of pesticides and the potential impact of pesticides on food and health.

In June 2007, the David Suzuki Foundation released Northern Exposure: Acute Pesticide Poisonings in Canada. The report found that thousands of Canadians are acutely poisoned by pesticides each year, with children under 6 at the most risk.

The Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians series

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