What are Pesticides?
Pesticides (herbicides, vermicides, fungicides, and rodenticides) are poisons designed to kill insects, plants, fungi, moulds and rodents. Pesticides contain “active” ingredients (the chemicals intended to kill), and so-called “inert” ingredients. These are considered trade secrets, and although in many cases they can be even more toxic than “active” chemicals, most consumers are completely unaware they exist. Even when used as directed, pesticides have many negative side effects on human health and the environment.
Working with local volunteers and organizations, Sierra Club Atlantic is pushing for just solutions to climate change from local, regional, and national perspective.
Please join us for To the Ends of the Earth, film screening and panel discussion, this Wednesday, March 1, in Halifax!