Make Burbank a Non-Toxic Space for Our Kids! Our Pets! All of Us!
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Burbank is an ideal place to raise a family. We have wonderful schools and parks. However, many parents became alarmed recently when they found out that the herbicide (weedkiller) glyphosate more commonly known as RoundUp, is being sprayed where our children spend so much time - at those same schools and our parks. The state of California and the World Health Organization have both declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen. Dandelions and weeds do not pose a risk to our health - glyphosate does.
We immediately expressed our concerns to the Burbank Unified School District and applaud them for quickly discontinuing the use of glyphosate. We are now demanding the Parks and Recreation Department stop using glyphosate too. These chemicals are not safe for our growing kids, ourselves, or for the city employees who must handle these toxins. Of course, these chemicals also negatively affect our pets, plants, animals, and microorganisms in our soil as well. We encourage the use of non-toxic alternatives such as Avenger or vinegar, and offer to support the city in this transition however we can. Our plan is to share this petition at the City Council meeting on 4/25!
Thanks for joining us,
Non-Toxic Burbank (MPM Keep It Organic)
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Congr. Ted Lieu calls for investigation into whether Monsanto (manufacturer of RoundUp) or the EPA misled the public regarding the safety of glyphosate: https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-lieu-statement-new-glyphosate-safety-concerns
CA declares glyphosate a carcinogen: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/03/13/judge-rejects-monsanto-bid-to-block-herbicide-from-california-cancer-list/
Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a California voter initiative that requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and must be updated a minimum at least annually. Since 1978, the list has grown to about 800 chemicals. Glyphosate was recently added to the list based on the 2015 finding by WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). That agency labeled glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” based on reviews of selected past studies.
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