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Lawmaker Heightens Awareness For Pesticide Notification
[Rachel's Introduction: "We are not asking for a complete ban; we are asking people to use the precautionary principle... if there is a risk of harm, you don't use pesticides, and in this case at least notify the neighbors that you are using them so they can protect themselves and their animals."]
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RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner of Clinton continues to lobby for a pesticide notification law in the county.

As chairman of the Environment Committee, he renewed his call Monday for the notification before a homeowner applies those chemicals to their lawns.

With Tyner was Beverly Canin of Breast Cancer Options of Kingston, who supports his efforts.

"We are not asking for a complete ban; we are asking people to use the precautionary principle and that is if there is a risk of harm, that you don't use it, and in this case at least notify the neighbors that you are using it so they can protect themselves and their animals," she said.

Tyner walked from Rhinebeck to Poughkeepsie to urge support for a 48 hour notification before pesticides are sprayed.

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