• Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods

Household pesticide use

also see exposure

New Commercial Pesticide Toxicity Analysis Highlights Need to Shift to Organic Products   US study based on products available to consumers at Lowe's and Home Depot. (Beyond Pesticides, May 20, 2021) Beyond Pesticides and Friends of the Earth (FOE) collaborated to analyze herbicide products at two of the most popular home and garden retailers, Home Depot and Lowe’s. This new Commercial Herbicide Analysis highlights the adverse health and environmental effects of widely available toxic pesticides while encouraging retailers to expand on—and consumers to use—safer, least/non-toxic pesticide products.  The analysis...reveals that approximately half of all Home Depot herbicide products (24 of 51) and Lowe’s herbicide products (23 of 40) contain ingredients considered Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HPPs). The following active ingredients pose the most harm to human, animal, and ecosystem health, including cancer, reproductive harm, neurotoxicity, and hormone (endocrine) disruption: glyphosate, 2,4-D, dicamba, mecoprop, and pendimethalin. Of these five chemicals, all but dicamba are classifiable as HHPs.View the analysis    SNAP Comment: 2,4-D, dicamba and mecoprop are generally used in combination in common herbicide formulas. 17 2,4-D, 16 mecoprop, 15 dicamba and 36 glyphosate products are registered for domestic use in Canada as of 30 May 2021. Pendimethalin is not registered in Canada.

New StasCan report on Households and the Environment indicates the use of household chemical pesticides in 2006 was down only slightly from 1994 levels. The sole exception was Quebec, where the share of households applying lawn and garden pesticides plunged by one-half over this period. Household pesticide application was highest in the three Prairie Provinces.  Regina and Saskatoon are the 2nd and 3rd metropolitan areas with highest proportion of pesticide use with 46 % of households using pesticide. See Sask. residents second highest in pesticide use (2006)

Trying to Ban Pesticides? Get Your Strategy Correct First (Safelawns.org)...the EPA itself estimates that more than 80 percent of homeowners don’t thoroughly read labels on packaging....