Pesticides aren’t only used in agriculture. Councils can use toxic weedkillers in our parks, playgrounds, road verges, cemeteries, pavements and around council houses. We can be exposed to these chemicals without realising it.
If you agree our streets and parks should be pesticide-free, join the movement today!
As well as having a devastating effect on wildlife, the continued use of pesticides to manage our public spaces means that we can be exposed to a toxic cocktail of chemicals. And it’s unborn and young children who are most at risk.
Pesticides are poisons and exposure is linked to serious health problems such as asthma, cancer, birth defects and reproductive issues.
Your council makes the decision about spraying pesticides in your neighbourhood. Local people coming together can push them to go pesticide free and use non-chemical alternatives instead.
Let’s rid our neighbourhoods of pesticides, for the sake of the next generation.