Peo­ple’s health more im­por­tant

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ED­I­TO­RIAL -

I must re­spond to the ar­ti­cle in The Guardian, en­ti­tled, “Stop ‘this fool­ish prac­tice.’ ”

OK, am I wrong to say that cos­metic pes­ti­cides are banned within city lim­its un­til com­pa­nies who spray lawns de­plete their sup­ply?

I don’t agree with Coun. Do­iron on pes­ti­cides, but un­der­stand the wa­ter is­sue. But aren’t we al­low­ing cruise ships to pay a nom­i­nal fee to fill up their wa­ter tanks even when we have wa­ter is­sues in Char­lot­te­town?

Pes­ti­cides are not healthy for any per­son to breathe in and all for the sake of a beau­ti­ful lawn at the ex­pense of peo­ple’s health. Re­ally.

I ap­plaud Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy for want­ing to use pes­ti­cides as a last re­sort and the wa­ter con­ser­va­tion by­laws. Lawns are not more im­por­tant then peo­ple’s health.

Jennifer Jenk­ins, Char­lot­te­town

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