Stop The Use of Roundup in Fond du Lac City Parks and Playgrounds
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Dear City Manager of Fond du Lac, Joseph Moore, Superintendent of Fond du Lac Parks and Forests, John Redmond & City Council President, Karyn Merkel
“We," the families of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the surrounding area, respectfully ask that you immediately cease the use of Roundup being sprayed at all the Fond du Lac Parks, where children and families are present daily.
After many studies of the ill-effects of Roundup, cities, parks, and schools across the United States are taking steps to rid the use of this chemical being used. Pesticides like Roundup contribute to cancer, asthma, and learning disabilities. In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer found glyphosate, Roundup's main ingredient, to be linked to cancer. There are many safe, organic alternatives to this weed killer.
Please join this petition to lead Fond du Lac parks in the right direction for our children.
See the articles below for the ill-effects Roundup has on our children and the environment.
Statistics showing how pesticides contribute to children's asthma, cancer, and learning disabilities: http://relandscapes.com/relatedsciences/media/childrenandlawnchemicalsdontmix-1.pdf
California judge rules Roundup's ingredient, glyphosate, could be classified by state officials as a cancer risk and schools stop using: http://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/tn-blr-me-busd-round-up-20170320-story.html
Study of toxicity of pesticides on human cells: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/680/attachments/original/1407922513/Mesnage_et_al_2014_Major_Pesticides_are_more_toxic_to_human_cells_than_their_declared_active_principles.pdf?1407922513
Study linking pesticides and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/680/attachments/original/1490157272/Non_Hodgkins_Lymphoma_and_Glyphosate.pdf?1490157272
Study showing pesticides cause wheeze among farmers: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/680/attachments/original/1468158684/Wheeze_Among_Farmers_and_Pesticides.pdf?1468158684
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