NEWS FLASH: SENATE PUBLIC HEARING FOR HB 3364 WENT VERY WELL! WORK SESSION IS NEXT…
HB 3364 has clear support from the state House of Representatives, the governor’s office, and state agencies. Now it’s time for the Oregon Senate to hear from us: FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
Write to your Senator asking them to support HB 3364, our state integrated pest management legislation…
You care about health and safety, so you work hard to keep pesticides away from your family and the food you eat. But there’s still a problem.
Pesticides are routinely sprayed in the places you thought were safe…in public parks, in and around public buildings and on public roads. As a consequence, we are often exposed to poisons without even knowing it! To make things worse, pesticides drift or run-off away to nearby homes, bike paths, schools, rivers, and natural areas. As a result, the range of their harm is increased. The scientific evidence is abundantly clear: pesticides are a public and environmental health problem, linked to persistent ecosystem damage and multiple chronic illnesses.
By launching the Safe Public Places Project, Beyond Toxics is calling for a “pesticides as a last option” policy (Integrated Pest Management) to manage pests on Oregon’s public land. Our project aims for significant reduction goals in the amount of pesticides used in parks, in and around public buildings and on public roads throughout the state of Oregon. [Read the Safe Public Places Act 1-page summary]
PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN! READ MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!
- Contact your representatives in Salem to express your support!
- NEW REPORT: Beyond Toxics’ Assessment of Pesticide Use in the Oregon Weed Grant Program - a Program Funded by the Oregon Lottery, State and Federal Funds
HEAR: KUGN Radio Interview with Deanna Simon and Dr. Randy Phelps, MD, Ph.D. (aired 3/8/2013)
NOTE: This is an EXCELLENT interview that highlights the main talking points in favor of HB 3364. It features Deanna Simon, a renowned expert on integrated pest management, and Dr. Randy Phelps, Ph.D. a respected researcher with both OHSU and U of O who specializes in the effects of pesticides on children’s health.
IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN RESOURCES
- NEW: “Poisoned Roads” (below) is the story of how rural residents of northern Klamath County were doused with a deadly pesticide in 2010.
- Read the Safe Public Places Act (HB 3364)
- See a list of current endorsers
- Read our the Safe Public Places Act summary (March 2013)
- Read our Eugene Weekly insert, “A Road to Paradise Soaked with Poisons” (PDF)
- Read our Integrated Pest Management Case Studies (3)
- Bee Friendly Report: Consumer Pesticide Products with Neonics Sold in The U.S. - Read about common home garden products to avoid which contain Neonicotinoids (neonics), the class of pesticides threatening the honey bee.
- Safe Public Places Project Resources
- Safe Public Places Project History
- Chemical Trespass Stories
- Friends of Healthy Bees campaign
DO YOU HAVE A PESTICIDE EXPOSURE STORY?
Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
call the Beyond Toxics office in Eugene: 541-465-8860
Now you can designate that your donation go directly to this great program when you join! After clicking on the orange button (below), simply choose “Safe Public Places.” from the “Program Designation” drop-down option.
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