The Concerned Parents Group of New Brunswick
Organization profile published 1977

https://www.connexions.org/Groups/Subscribers/CxG1784.htm

Year Published:  1977  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX466

The primary purpose of this group is to promote the implementation of proper safeguards to human health and the environment against the risks involved in the widespread use of chemical pesticides. In addition to researching all aspects of the relationship between pesticides and health, the group is trying to make widely available information that will increase public awareness of the potential dangers.

Abstract:  The primary purpose of this group is to promote the implementation of proper safeguards to human health and the environment against the risks involved in the widespread use of chemical pesticides. In addition to researching all aspects of the relationship between pesticides and health, the group is trying to make widely available information that will increase public awareness of the potential dangers.
Concerned Parents Group did some research on the compound Matacil and discovered that it was the most toxic of the chemicals used in crop spraying and the least well researched. One of the precautions for this pesticide, used against spruce budworm on conifers, includes warning about the danger of drift. However, during the 1976 spray program, it was reported that the "drift of the spray cloud was frequently substantial...samples taken beyond spray block boundaries showed that, in some situations, spray deposit occurred at least one mile beyond block boundaries and was equal in magnitude to a direct overspray." This group accuses Forest Protection Limited, a spraying company, of technical irresponsibility with regard to the use of matacil.





This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1977.
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