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The Ontario College of Family Physicians is recommending that patients reduce their exposure to pesticides whenever and wherever possible. This recommendation is based on its new research review, which shows a link between exposure to pesticides and various neurological and respiratory diseases, as well as reproductive problems. It also shows that children are particularly...
Quebec is one of five provinces with a cosmetic pesticide ban. In 2009, the American company Dow AgroSciences challenged the legality under NAFTA of the ban, particularly as it pertains to 2, 4-D herbicides. In a settlement reached last week between Canada and Dow AgroSciences, the company waived its legal action and claims, and accepted no compensation, implicitly confirming...