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Pesticide Makers Urge Canada to Drop Plans for Product Ban

9:24 AM MST | December 22, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Pesticide manufacturers are urging Canada’s Ontario province to drop plans that would prohibit the sale and use of certain pesticides used for cosmetic or non-essential purposes around homes, businesses, and public areas. The proposed ban would apply to “specialty pesticides,” but the list of specific products and active ingredients would be determined at a later date, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment (Toronto). The ban would not apply to agriculture or forestry uses, but pesticide makers say the restrictions would jeopardize...

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