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To: Central Coast Council

Ban the use of Glyphosate in Central Coast Waterways

Ban the use of Glyphosate in Central Coast Waterways

Ban the use of Glyphosate 360 in Central Coast waterways.

Why is this important?

Glyphosate has been banned or restricted in over 20 countries due to the threat it poses to human health.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (2015), Glyphosate is 'probably carcinogenic' to humans, can cause DNA & chromosomal damage in humans & causes cancer in lab tested mammals.
Furthermore, Glyphosate has been linked to bee deaths and may be a contributing factor in the significant bee decline we are witnessing around the world (Motta & Moran 2018).
The Central Coast Council is planning to roll out an extensive waterway weed control program across the entire Coast, with about 100 waterways targeted for 'treatment' with Glyphosate 360 and Metsulfuron-methyl from April 2019 - March 2020.
We are calling on the Central Coast Council to cease immediately any further actioning of the above-mentioned Waterway Weed Control Program & make the move now to protect our health & environment from the risks associated with Glyphosate.
We must work together to find innovative solutions to land & water management that have both safety & sustainability in the foreground. A public Forum is hereby requested.

How it will be delivered

This petition will be delivered to Councillor Jane Smith (Mayor) @ Central Coast Council.


Reasons for signing

  • These chemicals should not be purposely released in waterways.
  • 20 countries have banned or restricted and we still think this is good idea? Come on Central Coast Council, you can do better!
  • As a solicitor, I'll be having the water independently tested, including the swimming water and the drinking water. This has potential to evolve into legal matter. Please consider alternatives.

Updates

2019-04-17 09:11:00 +1000

500 signatures reached

2019-04-15 21:41:32 +1000

100 signatures reached

2019-04-15 20:47:35 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-04-15 20:04:55 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-04-15 19:39:10 +1000

10 signatures reached