Public Input Needed:
New Notification Rules for Hazardous Fumigants
Thursday, April 9th
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 94814
Fumigants are among the most dangerous pesticides on the market. They are extremely toxic and prone to drifting away from fields and onto neighboring workers, schools, homes, parks and other sensitive sites. They make up 20% of agricultural pesticide use in California and are on record as having poisoned 1400 workers and community members with symptoms of burning eyes, nausea, headaches, asthma attacks and throat irritation from 1999-2010 - and these reported poisonings are just the tip of the iceberg. Due to their toxicity and how easily they drift off site (sometimes for miles), they are simply too dangerous to continue using.
Current rules only require minimal notification for one fumigant pesticide: methyl bromide. The state pesticide regulators (California Department of Pesticide Regulation, or DPR) are considering expanding notification rules to cover all fumigants.
We need to tell DPR that all schools, homes, hospitals, and other sensitive sites need to be notified before each and every fumigant application!
Please attend this PUBLIC WORKSHOP for PRELIMINARY FEEDBACK on new FUMIGANT NOTIFICATION rules.
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