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Pesticides

Ontario's cosmetic pesticide ban is now in effect. About 250 pesticide products are banned for sale and more than 80 pesticide ingredients are banned for cosmetic uses.

Ontario's ban is one of the toughest in the world.  Quebec, PEI, and Newfoundlan and Labrador have imposed certain restrictions, while many American states have banned or restricted pesticides on or near child care facilities.

Learn more about pesticides, including rules and exceptions for public safety, and caring for lawns and gardens using greener alternatives, by visiting the following link:

  • Pesticides - Ontario Ministry of the Environment
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