To stop the purchase and use of Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides and neonicotinoid in our parks, roadways, and near schools.
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We the residents of Maui and the state of Hawai'i, ask Maui County and the State of Hawaii to stop the use of Round Up and Neonicotinoids immediately and permanently.
The long term and often excessive use of the herbicide Roundup Pro, and other glyphosate based herbicides to control weeds in our city parks and roadways unnecessarily expose children, adults, and wildlife to a toxic stew of chemicals.
This poison is being sprayed all over our roadways, city parks, and next to schools. And with no warning, signs, or mandated limitations around application? This must stop. There are better ways to keep up our parks, roadways and playgrounds without spraying toxins that harm our children!
Our children are born to explore. They pick up everything and put things in their mouth. Their skin and lungs are much more absorbent than adult skin and lungs. Their growing bodies don't have the ability to filter environmental toxins as well as adults. Their systems need nourishment, not poison!
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization, asked a group of experts to spend a year examining the data from peer-reviewed studies about glyphosate. The research found that the herbicide, along with two other insecticides, was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” — a description used when there is limited evidence of cancer-causing effects on humans, yet sufficient evidence of it in animals.
Neonicotinoids have been widely cited in the demise of both managed and wild bee and pollinator populations. Acting as potent neurotoxins, studies have found the insecticides have the ability to disrupt the reproduction, navigation, and foraging of bees exposed even to infinitesimal concentrations.
Let's stop gambling with our health and the health of our environment and ask that the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Maui County Department of Transportation and Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation stop spraying Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides and neonicotinoids and adopt a safer and smarter alternative weed control strategy.
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