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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 Newfoundland and Labrador have imposed certain restrictions, while many American states have banned or restricted pesticides on or near child care facilities.

After a pesticide is registered by the federal government, the province may classify a pesticide regulating its sale and use in Ontario to protect human health and the environment. Only use approved pesticides; using unclassified pesticides can expose humans and the environment to unknown and possibly unacceptable risks. When applying a pesticide, use only when needed and according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Learn more about pesticides by visiting the following links:

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