Pesticide use and health care addressed
Published 10:57 am, Monday, June 3, 2013
Pesticide-Free New Canaan will offer a lecture on Tuesday, June 4, at the New Canaan Library on pesticide use in lawn care and its relation to a number of health issues.
A general meeting will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10:30 a.m., in the Adrian Lamb Room.
Micaela Porta and Heather Lauver will discuss how chemical lawn pesticides are affecting human, canine and ecological health, how pesticides are tested and marketed and why chemical pesticides don't solve pest problems or grow grass.
Pesticide-Free New Canaan is a grass-roots initiative led by these two New Canaan mothers who became concerned about the prevalence of yellow signs and chemical trucks in their town. Their research led them to raise awareness about the dangers of chemical pesticides and to provide practical support for switching to safer, organic alternatives.