Smart on Pesticides Maryland

The Smart on Pesticides Campaign is pleased to announce that Governor Martin O’Malley brought Maryland one step closer to much-needed information about pesticide usage by signing House Bill 621 / Senate Bill 700 into law, establishing funding for pesticide reporting. Though it’s undeniable that pesticides pose risks to public and environmental health – including disease, contaminated waterways and endangered wildlife – the specific effects of these chemicals are still uncertain. This legislation, which will generate revenue to collect, analyze and report professional pesticide usage, will help researchers determine if and when pesticides are affecting public health and the environment.

Check out this video to learn more about how pesticides may be affecting you, and why scientifically valid data is a priority.

Sign our petition today and pass it along – let Maryland elected officials know that we won’t accept just any data – we need scientifically validdata reported in a timely manner.

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