Dear Premier Graham,
Re: Ban on Cosmetic Use of Pesticides in New Brunswick
There is growing public momentum to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in the Province of New Brunswick. Since the cosmetic use of pesticides has no countervailing health benefit and has the potential to cause harm, we, the undersigned, support a complete provincial ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides on lawns and gardens.
Exposure to pesticides, particularly where safer alternatives exist, is no longer acceptable. Municipalities have enacted bans but, ultimately, a provincial ban will ensure a consistent approach to this health hazard.