Pesticides

The chemicals used to grow our food and maintain our parks and playgrounds are putting our health at risk.

The food we buy should be safe to eat, and our parks and playgrounds shouldn’t be filled with chemicals that put our health at risk, especially when those risks include cancer and developmental disorders. Choosing to buy organic, gardening without pesticides, and avoiding chemical fertilizers are all important, but only collective action will stop the use of these dangerous chemicals. 

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Did You Know?
In the U.S., 26 million pounds of glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Roundup, are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens in a year.

What We're Doing

We’re working to ban RoundUp in parks, playgrounds and other public spaces until it is proven safe. Learn more

Why we need to ban Roundup

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Matt
Wellington

Matt
Wellington

Director, Public Health Campaigns, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Danielle
Melgar

Danielle
Melgar

Food & Agriculture Advocate, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Emily
Rogers

Emily
Rogers

Zero Out Toxics, Advocate, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Emily
Rusch

Emily
Rusch

Vice President and Senior Director of State Offices, The Public Interest Network