Pesticides ban in Ontario

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Ontario’s new cosmetic pesticides ban takes effect April 22, 2009.

Changes to Ontario’s Pesticide Act come into force will prohibit the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on lawns, gardens, parks and school yards, including many herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Over 200 products and 80 pesticide ingredients are affected. Some exceptions apply to agriculture and forestry.

Details can be found here.