Letters to the editor -
I visited St. Patrick's Mercy Home on June 30. I was shocked and dismayed to see several signs warning of recent pesticide use scattered across the front lawn.
I am confused.
In the past few years, Eastern Health has taken a very strong stand on eliminating unnecessary toxins in the environment (such as cigarette smoke and various scented products).
Why would this same organization allow the use of harmful cosmetic pesticides? This is especially puzzling to me given the City of St. John's recent request that its citizens refrain from the use of these chemicals.
St. Patrick's Mercy Home borders one of the most popular walking trails in the city and also encourages its residents to enjoy their beautiful gardens.
Cosmetic pesticides poison these areas for everyone.