This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Protect Our Health - Make Britain’s Towns Pesticide-Free

Every year, hundreds of tonnes of toxic pesticides are used on the streets, parks, schools and open spaces of our towns and cities.

Pesticides have well-proven health risks and are a threat to biodiversity. Their use in urban areas is unnecessary as cost effective non-chemical methods exist.

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The UK government should end the use of pesticides in urban areas immediately and follow the lead of the French government by introducing legislation banning the use of all non-agricultural pesticides by 2020.

Many pesticides used in towns have been linked to serious illnesses like cancers and birth defects. Children are particularly vulnerable. Hundreds of towns around the world have already gone pesticide-free It’s time for the UK to follow

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