City of Kwinana stop using dangerous chemicals to kill weeds

City of Kwinana stop using dangerous chemicals to kill weeds

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Simon Miskin started this petition to CITY OF KWINANA and

Round Up and all glyphosate-based weedkillers have now been proven in court to cause harm. A couple in the US were recently awarded over $2 Billion whose cancer has been proven in court to be caused by these chemicals. If you are unfamiliar with the case please see: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-14/monsanto-loses-third-verdict-over-weedkiller-roundup/11111034

I chose to not use these chemicals on my property but as I live in Kwinana I have no choice over the local government spraying the verges, pavements, ovals and bush tracks that I go to every day. Each week I see local council workers using roundup without protective masks.

This is an open letter to the City of Kwinana Administration, I call on you to immediately stop the use of all glyphosate based sprays in any public area in Kwinana. I further call on you to respond as to wether the City of Kwinana has the resources available to pay for future law suits from local residents - which in the US is set to be in the 10's of billions of dollars? Despite 'scientific' evidence suggesting the chemicals are safe they are being banned around the world. If you are a caring intelligent local government you will take immediate action to stop the use of these sprays on a precautionary principal. Alternative systems are being used across the country and worldwide - for instance steam has been used very effectively to kill and suppress weed growth.

If you live in the Kwinana area please sign and share - if you don't but you live in an area where your local government are willing to take a risk on your life simply to tidy up weeds - sign and share. We do not want to be the generation that did nothing and commiserate about cancer rates when it is too late.

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