Ontario’s Pesticides Ban A Resounding Success

The province has seen a dramatic improvement in ecosystem health due to the year-old law.

Ontario, one of the largest provinces of Canada, had banned pesticides for cosmetic purposes on lawns and gardens last year in order to decrease water contamination and protect its citizens from toxic chemicals and pollutants. To judge the results of this ban, the authorities analyzed water samples over the last two years for pesticide concentration in them and found extremely positive results. The most common pesticides usually found in water had dropped by over 80%, meaning that the ban was a resounding success.

Ontario’s Ministry of Environment notes that the lawns and parks of the province are a lot healthier since the cosmetic pesticides ban came into effect last year.

Ontario Ministry of Environment

[via Treehugger]

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