Regina environmental committee decides against pesticide ban
Bad news for dandelions, good news for people who want to use pesticides on their lawns in Regina.
A committee that advises Regina city council on the environment has cooled on the idea of a city-wide cosmetic pesticide ban.
Cosmetic pesticide is the term used to describe non-essential lawn chemicals used to make the grass look better.
Environmental groups argue they are harmful to the environment and have been linked to cancer.
The committee says it heard from business people worried about how the ban might affect the local lawn-care industry.
Others argue that a cosmetic pesticide bylaw would be too difficult to enforce. They also contend it would be an infringement on people's personal choice.
Edited by News Talk Radio staff