Time for Leadership
to Protect Kids
in Alberta from
To: Mayor Naheed Nenshi, City of Calgary
Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton
Children in your cities are among the unluckiest in Canada when it comes to health risks posed by exposure to pesticides used on lawns and gardens.
We are asking you to lead your City Councils in enacting bylaws to prohibit the use of toxic pesticides for non-essential purposes in City parks and on residential lawns and gardens.
Members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment know it’s important. Hundreds of peer-reviewed, scientific studies have established that exposure to pesticides is associated with serious health risks, especially for children.
Healthy, livable communities don’t use toxic pesticides. Indeed, some 80 per cent of Canadians live in communities that restrict non-essential uses of pesticides on lawns and gardens. Protecting residents from unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be an important public health goal of elected representatives in Calgary and Edmonton.
Please act now to prohibit non-essential uses of pesticides on municipal green spaces and residential lawns and gardens in your cities.
It is time to show leadership on children’s health.
SIGN THE PETITION!
Also check out our blog, “Let’s Protect Alberta Kids from Toxic Pesticides” for more information!