I write regarding the editorial “Chemical soup” in The Telegram on Aug. 27. The toxic pesticide 2,4-D should not be sprayed along the province’s highways. The science shows 2,4-D is linked to cancers (including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), neurological illness, miscarriages and birth defects. It is banned throughout Scandinavia.
Everyone agrees drivers need sightlines free of obstruction, but we should be using mechanical methods, not poisonous chemicals, to achieve this.
If the northern Europeans can keep their roads safe without 2,4-D, so can we.
Gideon Forman, executive director, Canadian Association
of Physicians for the Environment, Toronto