Pesticide sprayed near children
THERE were letters in Uxbridge Gazette some months ago expressing concern about the spraying of weedkiller on pavements in Hillingdon borough.
Unfortunately, on July 6 this year at 8.30 in the morning, a relative was walking near Glebe School, Ickenham, when she saw Council men spraying weed-killing chemicals on pavements. The droplets could be seen in the air.
Why do this this at a time when young children and parents are walking past on their way to school? The council say this pesticide is glyphosate, which has been named as a “probable” carcinogen (cancer-causer) by the World Health Organisation (WHO.) This has prompted French and Dutch authorities to ban it. City bosses in Edinburgh, Scotland, have agreed to explore