31 Jan: Turner Legislation To Protect Child Care Centers, Schools And Recreational Fields Clears Committee

TRENTON: Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) that would protect children and families from the dangers of lawn pesticides was approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“Going out to play or heading to the local baseball or softball field should not be an exercise in getting sick from chemicals. For too long our children have been exposed to these kinds of pesticides and the dangers that come with them. There is simply no justification for that. This bill would help correct that and provide safety measures for kids and their families,” said Turner.