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.
The state ...