Stop Toxic Pesticide Spraying for West Nile Virus in Santa Clara County
  • Petitioning Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

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Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Stop Toxic Pesticide Spraying for West Nile Virus in Santa Clara County

    1. Petition by

      Healthy Alternatives to Pesticides

Santa Clara County Vector Control has been conducting late night truck spraying of a pyrethroid-class pesticide (etofenprox) to target mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus (WNV). We ask that they stop this spraying for the following reasons:

·       Truck spraying is ineffective

·       Pyrethroid pesticides have poisoned people

·       Pyrethroid pesticides have been implicated in damaging unborn children

·       Exposure to multiple environmental toxins amplifies the health risk

·       Some people are more sensitive to toxins

·       People aren’t allowed to “opt out”

·       WNV is not a major human health concern

·       Pesticides can harm wildlife

·       Pesticides harm creatures that control mosquitoes

·       No Environmental Impact Report was completed

·       Americans have been sprayed with harmful chemicals many times before

We want Santa Clara County to stop spraying pesticides, complete an Environmental Impact Report, and encourage nontoxic mosquito control methods.

For the backup information and sources supporting these points, look here:

http://files.meetup.com/674008/PetitionWNVspraying.pdf

For the latest updates, see the HAP website and join the meetup.com group:

http://www.healthyalternativestopesticides.com/

http://www.meetup.com/healthyalternativestopesticides/

Please help us with the legal and administrative costs to stop the pesticide spraying. Click Donate Now in the upper right corner of the website. HAP wants you, your family, and our community to be healthy!

To:
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
West Nile Virus is not a major human health concern. Stop spraying pesticides, complete an Environmental Impact Report, and encourage nontoxic mosquito control methods.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lili Bowers BEND, OR
      • 9 days ago

      I was affected by this when I lived in Sunnyvale. The whole situation is being handled poorly, sharing little to no information with the public and not allowing individuals to choose not to be poisoned.

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    • Cheriel Jensen SARATOGA, CA
      • 15 days ago

      How can you justify fogging this dangerous pesticide on the whole population?

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    • Weston Rowan SAN JOSE, CA
      • 19 days ago

      No environmental impact report? Really?

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    • Mingjane Wu REDWOOD CITY, CA
      • 20 days ago

      I work in the area, and REALLY don't appreciate the exposure.

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    • Sue Jones WATSONVILLE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Other alternatives not toxins!!!

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