Posts Tagged ‘pesticides’

PAN Petition to Ban Paraquat (a deadly pesticide)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

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In a final gift to the pesticide industry, the departing administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to approve continued use of paraquat, the most deadly herbicide used in this country today.

Paraquat is manufactured by the pesticide giant Syngenta, and has already been banned in many countries around the world — including the European Union, China and Brazil — due to its incredibly high toxicity.

Tell EPA it’s time to ban this dangerous herbicide in the U.S. as well. The public comment period is open now, sign onto our petition today!

This isn’t just a problem of acute (short-term) toxicity. Scientific studies link chronic paraquat exposure with increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease — and it’s a suspected endocrine disrupting chemical as well.

Yet paraquat use in the U.S. is higher now than it has been in the past 25 years, and continues to rise.

EPA itself found serious risks to farmers and farm workers who are exposed to high levels of paraquat on the job, as well as considerable harms to mammals, birds and pollinators that forage near treated fields. The measures the agency proposes to address these concerns are completely inadequate.

Sign onto our petition today to block this parting gift to Syngenta, and urge EPA to do its job — and ban paraquat immediately.

Thank you for taking a stand against this blatant failure to protect public health and the environment!

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Pesticide Action Network North America

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P.S. Thanx to my friend Honey who sent me this petition

Food & Environmental Organizations #1

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

NOTE: Almost every year I post a list of organizations that work to improve the environment. This month, I hope to do another list, but in some cases, I will copy and paste what I receive in my email so you can read their purposes and efforts to make the world a better place. Most of the time, the info bleeds into the right hand margin, which I cannot always reduce, so my apologies if this happens. They often ask for donations, but the main reason for my posting is to give you information about the organization:

Here is the first one for 2020. I put some of the info in BOLD for emphasis:

 

Environment America Banner

We did it! Thanks to generous Environment America supporters like you, our end-of-year drive was a success, and we’re now more prepared than ever to start the new year off right.

Environment America supporters

Over the past year, supporters like you took action to protect bees from dangerous pesticides, to choose wildlife over plastic waste, to stand up for our public lands and so much more. And now we have the resources we’ll need to keep taking on some of the biggest issues facing our environment in 2020 — all thanks to people like you.

Your support is vital to all of our work. This year, we’ll work to protect our environment, together.

Thanks for making it all possible,

Ed Johnson
President

P.S. If you missed our end-of-year drive, you can still support all of Environment America’s work to protect wildlife, clean air, clean water and open spaces with a donation today.

Donate today. A cleaner, greener future is within our reach. Your donation today can help us bring the vision we share a little closer to reality.Environment America, Inc.
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