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The time is now - The St. John's Telegram

May 19, 2011 
  
The St. John's Telegram

The time is now

The signs of spring and recent lawn care on individual properties throughout the city prompt this letter in support of a ban on pesticide use on residential properties in Newfoundland.

Once sprayed or otherwise applied, the toxic properties of pesticides become airborne and enter our bodies, often through inhalation. I have personally noted pesticide residue that hangs in the air for a week or more. How? I can smell it when I walk by. The heat of summer intensifies the smell. Toxic trespass, that is, the buildup of unwanted chemicals in our body, has been linked to serious health effects such as infertility, birth defects, childhood and adult cancer. 

Children and women shoulder the heaviest burden of toxicity. Unborn children are at risk as toxins can pass from the mother to the unborn child in the womb, to result in the above mentioned birth defects.

Are not expectant mothers and their unborn children, along with every man, woman and child in our province, worth protecting by instating a ban on pesticides this summer?

Sally Rowsell
St. John’s

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More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
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Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
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Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
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The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
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The two sides to pesticide use
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Inquiry implicates BTk
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Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
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