Spraying poisons is an absurd practice
OUR local governments have announced their public place pesticide spraying regimes will continue from September to November.
While they pour Glyphosate all over our playgrounds, parks, footpaths, verges and roads, the World Health Organization and International Agency for Research on Cancer have recently classified this pesticide a Class 2A probable carcinogen.
Most residents won’t even be aware they have been exposed to a pesticide while signs are removed within minutes of spraying and children allowed to play on freshly sprayed grass.
The absurd practice of spraying hard surfaces with poisons must end. It is poisoning our environment, our health and wasting our ratepayers’ dollars on an ineffective and harmful method to control weeds.
The only way to protect your family is to ensure that you are on your council’s no-spray register and demand that it advertises exactly when parks have been sprayed. Jane Bremmer,