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Pesticides to be banned at municipal playgrounds

Legislation banning pesticides on municipal playgrounds has been approved by the state General Assembly. 


Redding State Representative John Shaban, a ranking member of the Environment Committee, says this new law is aimed at protecting children, pets and wildlife from exposure to pesticides.  He says he's pleased the state was able to finally craft a bill that is sympathetic to property managers, but also builds on laws that bans pesticides on school grounds. 


The measure was included in budget implementor bills signed by Governor Malloy June 30th, and sent to the Secretary of the State's office this week.  The measure also includes new language about parental notification by school districts when pesticide application is scheduled.  The notification must be done at least 24 hours in advance.

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