Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Come to our Press Conference!

Protect our children
Pass a Pesticide Ban in Edmonton!

Mothers & Doctors call for Pesticide Ban in time for Mothers Day.

EDMONTON - On Thursday, May 6th a broad coalition of local mothers, residents, scientists, teachers, and doctors will re-launch a campaign to make Edmonton Pesticide Free. The group, supported by The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta & NWT, and Sierra Club Prairie, will all be on hand at Earths General Store to speak to the importance of Edmonton passing a Pesticide Free By-Law so to protect the health of our children and our communities.

Pesticides have been found to cause health issues in adults and kids, including cancer, kidney and prostate damage and reproductive and nervous system problems. These health problems can develop in anyone after being exposed to a pesticide, however it has been proven repeatedly that children are most vulnerable.

Who: Lorie Grundy R.N., MScN
Pediatric EnvironmentalHealth Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
Child Health Center, Misericordia Community Hospital

Raquel Feroe - Specialist in Internal Medicine
Board Member with Alberta Capital Airshed Alliance and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Elisabeth Beaubien Plant Ecologist
Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta

What: Launch of Pesticide Free Edmonton campaign, including coffee and by-donation sale of Pesticide Free lawn signs.

When: Thursday, May 6th 10:30 a.m.

Where: Earths General Store (9605 82nd Avenue)

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For more information, please contact:

Sheila Muxlow, Sierra Club Prairie 780 660 0312