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Pest Control Canada: Resources On Pesticides & Pests
Pest Control Canada offers resources on pesticides, including pros & cons, disposal, cancer, pesticide types & fears, managing, CCAP wood preservatives, labels, toxicology handbook, and more.
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BC Gov: Committee Report On Cosmetic Pesticides Report
BC government Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides report summarizes their public consultation on the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic use in BC. (PDF)

BCBC: Submission On Ban Of Cosmetic Pesticides In BC
Business Council of BC submission to the Special Legislative Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides says given the extensive testing and regulations governing the use of pesticides in Canada and British Columbia, it does not see a convincing case for adoption of any sort of comprehensive or blanket ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides in the province. That said, should the Committee decide that additional restrictions on the cosmetic use of pesticides are in fact warranted, they propose that such a step be accompanied by a number of other measures and recommendations. (PDF)

BCLNA: Summary of Pesticide Regulations Across Canada
BC Landscape & Nursery Association says since 2001 over 180 Canadian municipalities have passed pesticide regulations, leading to a number of Provinces enacting blanket provincial bans. (PDF)

GBA: Exhaust-Only Ventilation Systems And Radon
Green Building Advisor describes how, in many homes, the stack effect has more of a depressurizing effect than the typical exhaust fan. According to the best available data, the net effect of operating an exhaust-only ventilation system is, in most cases, a reduction rather than an increase in indoor radon levels.
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