To: onkaparinga council south australia

use marker dye or stop herbicide spraying in public parks and along foot paths

This campaign has ended.

tell their weed control contractors to use marker dye where they spray so the public can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals or use alternative methods like steam and flame weeding because the public has a right to know where these chemicals are used and to object to their use. The council is supposed to serve the people not obfuscate

Why is this important?

the onkaparinga council has been telling contractors to spray without marker dye because they have been having so many complaints about spraying in public parks and along foot paths. they are trying to silence the complaints by underhanded sneaky methods instead of listening to their constituents and either ceasing to use these toxic chemicals in areas where children and pets play and expose themselves unknowingly to these chemicals . if hte council wont listen to the publics wishes regarding chemical use in public spaces then the public at least has a right to know where the chemicals have been applied so they can avoid exposure. recent research has shown that glyphosate preperations are toxic to humans in a variety of ways not the least of which is toxicity inducing apoptosis in human placental, embryonic and stemcells this is peer reviewed research carried out by Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini * of the University of Caen, Laboratory for Estrogens and Reproduction, UPRES EA 2608, Institute of Biology, Caen 14032, France the complete reference is below. following the publication of htis research and many other simmilar research in to the toxic effects of glyphosate france and several other european nations have banned its use in public spaces and further restricted its use elsewhere

Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells

Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini *

University of Caen, Laboratory Estrogens and Reproduction, UPRES EA 2608, Institute of Biology, Caen 14032, France

Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2009, 22 (1), pp 97–105

DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n

Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008