Should Valdez, Alaska be Spraying
Only public areas are
& as frequently as within a
24 hour period, weather permitting
That means the children's play
areas are repeatedly sprayed.
up and down some streets at midnight -
to cancel the area around your house
and is used to treat clothing and mosquito nets
for protection from mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers.
Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to such chemicals
they are cancer causing - lymphomas, etc
Vulnerability of children
and the elderly
- Children are
particularly vulnerable to the effects of pesticides. Many of the
most frequently used pesticides affect the nervous system, and
children have been found to be more susceptible to neurotoxins than
- Exposure to
carcinogens is of special concern. The National Cancer Institute USA
found an increase risk of leukemia in children whose parents used
pesticides in the home and garden.
Work for change
- Enlist the help of your
neighbors, local churches, schools and universities and citizen
groups to identify and eliminate pesticide use in public areas. Make
your position known to local authorities about the use of pesticides
on public lands, school yards and playing fields, on roadsides and
- Suggest alternatives. Give
local authorities examples of non-chemical methods that have worked
in other communities.
- Work for stricter
certification requirements for applicators and registration of the
- If for example you play
golf, urge the use of non-chemical methods of truf management.
- Institute legal redress
for chemical trespass
As with any chemical, use the minimum
Chlorine in the pool, etc.
Don't use a canon to kill a mosquito
has there been so much cancer & diabetes
Valdez area in the last 15 years? 6-17-05
Why is there
so much cancer in the Copper River Basin of life long
What did the
military do in Alaska in the 1940s? *
Alyeska sprayed dioxin (agent orange) along the pipeline to keep down the brush?
July 27, 2003