Governor McMaster, Ban Glyphosate in South Carolina!
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To: South Carolina State Governor Henry McMaster
PETITION TO BAN GLYPHOSATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Glyphosate herbicides or Monsanto's RoundUp weed killer, the most widely used herbicide in history, has recently been proven to cause serious harm to life. Glyphosate has contaminated our planet, and is now found in our children's urine, mother's breast milk, our bloodstreams, and our food and water.
In 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization found that glyphosate “is a probable human carcinogen”. In July of 2017 the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate to its prop 65 list of known carcinogens.
In October of 2017, after 1 million Europeans requested a ban, 72% of the Members of the European Parliament voted to BAN glyphosate and EU Member states have refused to renew the license. Sri Lanka and the Six Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) and Malta have banned glyphosate. Many others are in the process of doing so. France has banned glyphosate in public parks immediately and will phase out the use of glyphosate herbicides in agriculture and landscaping use over the next 5 years completely.
We ask our great state of South Carolina to protect our citizens as well and to ban Glyphosate.
Glyphosate ban requests are already being considered by Governor Brown of California from the CA Guild. Pesticides including glyphosate have already been banned in Connecticut for use on school and daycare grounds. The Governors of Arkansas and Missouri have already banned Dicamba, proving that statewide action can be taken to protect citizens.
Glyphosate herbicides have also been found to be linked to various cancers specifically lymphoma, are endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic, and a cause of liver disease. Global studies show that we are routinely exposed to dangerous levels of glyphosate. Millions of citizens in South Carolina come in contact with glyphosate daily.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that our children are the most vulnerable to pesticides; we need to take action to protect the future of our state. Over 1000 Americans are currently suing Monsanto, the manufacturer of glyphosate herbicides, for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Additionally, the Department of Justice is investigating Monsanto for corruption, cover-ups, and collusion with the EPA in relation to the carcinogenic effects of glyphosate.
Governor McMaster, please secure your place in history by banning the use of glyphosate in South Carolina.
To discuss banning glyphosate in South Carolina, please contact the South Carolina Health Coalition at SCHealthCoalition@gmail.com
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