Saturday, June 4, 2011


Due to the wind speeds for the entire day as well as the possibility of rain: The weather conditions as recorded for today MAY NOT permit pesticide spray activities in the St. Johns area.

If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.

Current Conditions
8 °C

Observed at:
St. John's Int'l Airport
6:30 AM NDT Saturday 4 June 2011

  • Condition:
    102.3 kPa
    24 km
    Air Quality Health Index:

  • Temperature:
    82 %
    SSE 21 km/h

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 except gusting to 60 along parts of the coast. High 14. UV index 7 or high.

Tip of the day!

Symptoms of pesticide poisoning can mimic common ailments. 

 People working with or around pesticides should know the symptoms of poisoning. A Doctor or poison control center should becontacted at once if anyone who may have come into contact with pesticides exhibit symptoms of poisoning. 

The Doctor or poison control center will require information from the pesticide label such as the precautionary statements and the P.C.P act registration number.

Some symptoms of pesticide poisoning:
Mild symptoms include headache, feeling tired, loss of appetite, dizziness, weakness, nervousness, nausea, sweating diarrhea, weight loss, thirst, moodiness, irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and/or throat.

Moderate symptoms include Nausea, trembling, loss ofco-ordination, excessive saliva, blurred vision, tightness of the throat orchest, labored breathing, flushed or yellow skin, stomach cramps, vomiting,diarrhea, confusion, sweating, rapid pulse, coughing.

Severe symptoms include vomiting, loss of reflexes, trouble breathing, increased breathing rate, muscle twitching, pin-point pupils,convulsions, unconsciousness, thirst, fever and death.

See pesticide core training manual for more information.

Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%

Where to report a violation.
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My Past Articles

More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone

Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise

Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use

Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the

Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that

Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't

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Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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