NO MORE ROUNDUP IN PUBLIC PARKS

NO MORE ROUNDUP IN PUBLIC PARKS

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Amy Biedel started this petition to LA Parks and Recreation and

Roundup Weed Killer, produced by Monsanto, is a highly toxic herbicide that has no place in the parks or on the playgrounds where our children play. 

Hazards to People & Pets: Laboratory and epidemiological studies confirm that Roundup poses serious health risks, including endocrine (hormone) disruption, DNA damage, cancer, birth defects and neurological disorders even in low, realistic doses.

Hazards to the Environment: Roundup kills earthworms and beneficial insects and pollutes our groundwater.

Roundup products have never been properly tested and assessed for safety. In 2009, a French court found Monsanto guilty of lying about their product safety claims and Roundup was deemed dangerous for the environment.

Alternative weed control methods are available, including more durable protective barriers, adding layers of mulch, infrared heat weeders, herbicidal soap sprays and non-toxic spray-on herbicides.

We ask that the use of Roundup by Los Angeles Parks and Recreation be discontinued immediately and an alternative weed control method be implemented if the well-being of Los Angeles residents is valued. We bring our children and dogs to Los Angeles parks and playgrounds for sunshine, fresh air and exercise - not a dose of DNA altering poison. (https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-020-00943-5

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