Canada records pesticide incidents
There were 934 pesticide-related incidents reported to the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) during the first year of its incident reporting programme. The recently published figures cover the 12-month period ended April 25th 2008. Sixty-one percent of the incidents occurred in Canada and 39% took place in the US. The low US proportion is because only major US incidents are included, the PMRA points out.