New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Ban Toxic Pesticides from Parks

Ban Toxic Pesticides from Parks

Parks are for play not pesticides.

As you may have read in The New York Times, Ben started working with Kindergarten students on their proposal to ban toxic pesticides from parks over seven years to make the law. In the time between, glyphosate, the key ingredient in RoundUp was found to be a likely carcinogen, and The Black Institute found that this poison was disproportionately sprayed in parks in low-income communities of color.

As Borough President, Ben Kallos will work to ensure this law is properly implemented and that our parks are safe for dogs, families, and children.