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Bill to Restrict the Use of Lawn Care Pesticides Up for Vote October 6

Toxics and HealthTimothy WhitehouseComment

On Tuesday, October 6, the Montgomery County Council will vote on Bill 52-14a bill devised to prohibit the use of non-essential lawn care pesticides on parks, playing fields and both private and public property. The council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment committee amended the original bill to exclude private property. The original bill’s intent was to protect public health and the environment by stopping the use of pesticides that are carcinogenic, suspected of being carcinogenic, or that are endocrine disrupters on private and public lawns in Montgomery County. Learn more.