Op-Ed: We Need More Information About Pesticides


Check out this terrific op-ed from representatives of the Maryland Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics and the Baltimore Physicians for Social Responsibility, in support of our Smart on Pesticides Maryland campaign.

The campaign calls for the 2013 Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill requiring pesticide applicators, as well as sellers of restricted use pesticides, to report information they are required to collect anyway on pesticide use and sales.

Dr. Lorne Garrettson (lornegarr@msn.com), professor emeritus of pediatrics at Emory University; and Dr. Richard L. Humphrey (rlhumphrey205@aol.com), associate professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, write:

We believe that the implementation of a mandatory pesticide reporting database, through the 2013 Pesticide Information Act, would be an essential tool to help us provide the best care possible for Maryland families.

Read the entire op-ed:
“We Need More Information About Pesticides,” Baltimore Sun, Dec. 30, 2012.