|Series||Technical report series ;, no. 340, 369, Technical report series (Canadian Wildlife Service) ;, no. 340, 369.|
|Contributions||Canadian Wildlife Service. Ontario Region.|
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|LC Control Number||2004396084|
Ontario must continue to support pollinator health by addressing the overuse of all pesticides, especially neonics and other systemic water-soluble pesticides.” Ontario’s Pesticide Regulation also currently bans the use and sale of so-called cosmetic pesticides, except products that meet low-risk criteria. Ontario Pesticide Training & Certification | University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus Main Street East | Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0 | | [email protected] "A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest." All pesticides must be tested, registered and carry a label approved by the CEPA. Despite the agricultural community's regular use of pesticides, homeowners are the number one users. Ontario Regulation 63/09 under the Pesticides Act was filed on March 3, A decision was made to proceed with the proposed regulation with the following changes: The lists of products in each class have changed and will continue to be subject to change as newly registered products are classified for sale and use in Ontario, or as products.
The chapter begins with an introduction about pesticides, citing the Second World War and the publication of the book "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson. Even in the introduction, it is mentioned the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the risks and benefits of pesticides use. Ontario holds a unique position across Canada in its efforts to collect detailed pesticide use data on a regular basis from growers. Since , surveys of agricultural pesticide use have been carried out every five years by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Bill 64 An Act to amend the Pesticides Act to prohibit the use and sale of pesticides that may be used for cosmetic purposes. Note: This Act amends the Pesticides Act.. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History on . The Ontario Government rushed into a pesticide ban without doing proper research. As a result, we have many safe pesticides banned outright and illegal caches of potentially dangerous products hidden in people's garages and basements.
In the early s in the United States % of community wells and % of rural wells were found to contain detectable levels of pesticides (US EPA, ), whereas in southwestern Ontario, Canada 35% of the wells was found to contain pesticides (Lampman, ). The two pesticide analytes most frequently detected in the US EPA study were DCPA. All Ontario Pesticide Training and Certification study modules (Core manual and 12 Licence Category Specific Modules) are available to purchase as reference books. (The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is the sole owner of the modules and the Queen's Printer for Ontario shall retain all copyright pertaining to the modules). Scientific evaluations are conducted on all pesticides in Canada before becoming available on the market. We determine if they meet our strict health and safety standards and dictate the use instructions and safety precautions on every product label. When using pesticides, you are responsible for reading and following these directions. More. Bans on the cosmetic use of pesticides (used only for appearance and not for major infestations and risks to human health) are also supported by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, the Toronto.