Governor Hochul has the power to protect the health of New Yorkers and our fragile ecosystems by signing the first-of-its-kind Birds and Bees Protection Act (A7640/S1856A) into law TODAY.
Ever since neonics were brought to market thirty years ago, more and more research keeps coming to the same conclusion: Neonics are responsible for killing the bees and other pollinators we depend on to grow our food.
It’s not just bees suffering. Research shows that people exposed to these toxic chemicals can experience muscle tremors, memory loss, and elevated risk of birth defects of the heart and brain. Exposure is particularly devastating for pregnant women and children – which is concerning because a CDC study released last year found neonics in over 95% of pregnant women tested, some of whom live in New York.