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Employ non-toxic alternatives for weed control around the LA River in Studio City, CA

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The Los Angeles County Flood Control is spraying the Los Angeles River with seven herbicides (Roundup Concentrate, Roundup Custom, Gallery, Oust, Proclipse, Telar XP, Dimension Ultra 40WP) that are linked to cancer, birth defects, miscarriages and are extremely toxic to aquatic life and bees. The spraying, aimed at killing weeds, is conducted numerous times a year in the same areas without any public notice. There has been no health monitoring and no evaluation of the synergistic effects on human and environmental health of the combination of the herbicides being used nor analysis of the cumulative impacts of herbicides in combination with pesticides being applied by other entities.

Despite the availability of safe and effective non-toxic alternatives to toxic weed control, The Los Angeles Flood Control has refused to use non-toxic treatments, claiming that the ongoing use of glyphosate based herbicides and other hazardous herbicides are necessary to “eradicate” weeds. The Los Angeles County Flood Control should reconsider the current spraying and develop a comprehensive non-toxic integrated pest management plan that protects public health and non-target animals from the effects of these toxic substances. 

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who demand The Los Angeles County Flood Control to notify of us of a spray event in advance and to act now to employ non-toxic alternatives for weed control.

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