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Pesticide-Free Meeting

Nov 3 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please come and join us for bi-monthly pesticide-free meeting.

Calgary has taken its first steps to becoming pesticide-free and we’d like Edmonton to follow suit! 

Roughly 87% of Albertans support a pesticide-free law. Despite this support, pesticide use has increased in the province to from 36% in 1994 to 39% in 2005 (Canadian Cancer Society). A pesticide ban in the city of Edmonton would eliminate the use of cosmetic use of pesticides within city limits and reduce the risk of: non-Hodgkin lymphoma, adult and childhood leukemia, brain, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and some lung cancers. Citizens have the right to be aware of the associated risks related to cancer-causing products in their community that they are often unaware of.

What are we fighting for?

We are calling for a ban on the use of cosmetic, non-essential and ornamental pesticides that are applied to private and public lawns to reduce to reduce the harmful effects in our community. This includes lawns and gardens, recreations facilities, school grounds, daycare sites and a phase-out of use on golf courses.

The Sierra Club, The Lung Association and other interested individual organizations and people are fight back!  We work in advocacy, promotion and collaborating resources and information to create change in Edmonton.

Can’t make it?  Join our distribution list to stay up to date on pesticide information! 

Email Karlee at karlee [dot] stevens [at] cancer [dot] ab [dot] ca


Canadian Cancer Society
1200 — 8215 112 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 13, 2009 by Anonymous

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