New York City Signs Landmark Pesticide Law

Date: May 4, 2005

Source: News Room

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed into law legislation that requires the city to phase out by November 2006 pesticides that are acutely toxic or known or suspected carcinogens. The city must also develop strategies to use less toxic methods of pest control on city property. Environmental groups praised the city's action, saying it will protect the largest single group of people in the country from toxic pesticides.
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