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New York Lawmakers Move to Ban Pesticides at Summer Camps

May 20, 2021, 7:54 PM

New York would be the first in the nation to ban the use of pesticides at children’s summer camps under legislation passed by state lawmakers on Thursday.

The bill (A.528A/S.4478A) the Assembly approved 109-38 would prohibit day and overnight camps from applying pesticides to playgrounds, athletic or playing fields.

The state since 2011 has banned pesticides on school and day-care center grounds. “This is an extension recognizing that children are not mini-adults and their exposure to pesticides could lead to many health impacts,” Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D), the camp bill sponsor, said during the floor vote.

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