The government seems to believe that if poisons are used by licensed personnel they are acceptable. This is nonsense. Pesticides pose very significant health risks for people and the environment no matter who sprays them. Poisons don't become benign just because the person using them has been given proper instructions.
Dr. Warren Bell has been a family physician since 1976. He is the founding president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and has been active in social justice, peace, and community development work for over three decades.
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