Care needed as weedkiller sprayed
I HAVE been informed that the blue/green weedkiller which Hillingdon council recently sprayed on local pavements was a glyphospate.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer – part of the “World Health Organisation” – has recently identified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” (cancercauser).
I don’t think it should have been sprayed at a time when people, including me, were walking past within a few feet of the sprayers.
I’m also concerned about the health of the men doing the spraying as they weren’t wearing masks or protective suits.
In the past we were assured that many things were safe, which turned out not to be.
For instance, until the 1990s a significant number of people developed leukaemia after the timbers inside their house were treated with a cancer-causing pesticide (Lindane).