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Herbicide use at the University of Waterloo: Practices, attitudes and perceptions

TitleHerbicide use at the University of Waterloo: Practices, attitudes and perceptions
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsTripp, C., and S. Keith
Abstract

The question of chemical pesticide use is one of great debate with, perhaps, the most controversial area being that of the application of herbicides to lawns. This controversy stems from the suspicion connecting chemical spraying to health effects and environmental contamination (Chapter 2). If this connection has been proven, why does spraying continue, who is responsible, and what alternatives are there? The purpose of this study is to examine University of Waterloo campus herbicide spraying practices in terms of what is sprayed, why it is sprayed, who is spraying and how often. Secondly, the study will, through the use of a survey, take a look at the attitudes and perceptions of the University of Waterloo students on campus spraying practices… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca