Smart on Pesticides Maryland Petition Sign-on
Please sign our petition below and tell the O’Malley Administration and the Maryland General Assembly you want them to pass a bill creating a simple and cost-neutral, centralized online pesticide reporting database in 2013.
Pesticides pose a serious risk to our health, to the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways, and to homeland security — but Maryland lacks the information we need about some pesticide use and the sales of restricted use pesticides.
We need pesticide applicators, as well as sellers of restricted use pesticides, to report the information they are already required to maintain. That way, research scientists and environmental and public health experts will have data they can use to determine if and when pesticides are affecting our health, our waters, and homeland security.
Once the experts have more information about when and where pesticides are used, we’ll be better able to protect our families and our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay.