Comment 13765

By Practical (anonymous) | Posted November 08, 2007 at 08:01:43

Unfourtunatley in this day and age all products.... wood, cement, asphalt, food products, plastics, polycarbonates, cosmetics,shampoos, hydro transmission lines etc etc. are all sited as having adverse health effects and potenial carcenogenic affects...

Again a balanced approach to Pesticides and Herbicide usage that leads to REDUCTION...and ELIMINATION where Practical....is a good approach which this by-law addresses and will lead to the pesticide/herbicide reduction awareness and as a result will provide consistentcy in the application of rules and regulations(Provincial and Municiple) to all users.....which is a giant step forward in the REDUCTION of the use.....as noted in the by-law....all aplicators will have to be IPM accredited....in order to apply pesticides....Integrated Pest Management (IPM) promotes the use of Horticultural practices first and foremost....and the use of Pesticides /Herbicide as a means of LAST resort....which in itself ...will force the REDUCTION and use of these necessary (under certian conditions)products...

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