Each year, dangerous chemical herbicides are sprayed on Nova Scotia’s forests by government and the forestry industry. The active ingredient in the herbicides currently used – glyphosate – has been linked to serious human health problems such as cancer, respiratory illness and birth defects. It is also detrimental to Nova Scotia’s water supply, wildlife and ecosystem.
We believe that these herbicides should be banned in Nova Scotia, as they are in other provinces like Quebec. More information on herbicide spraying can be found on the Sierra Club Atlantic website.
If you are concerned about herbicide spraying in Nova Scotia, please write to your elected officials or send a letter to the editor to your local paper or to the provincial Chronicle Herald. Click contact information for Nova Scotia’s Legislative Assembly