Tell the EPA we want safe spray-free streets and parks
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To the Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority:
We request the urgent reassessment of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides in the interests of New Zealanders’ health, and the health of our environment.
Significant scientific evidence has shown that:
Glyphosate affects bacteria’s response to antibiotics
Glyphosate damages hormones and is a probable carcinogen
Glyphosate is often combined in weed killers with other active ingredients that are more toxic to animals and people than glyphosate by itself
When it enters waterways, glyphosate harms fish and other aquatic animals
Glyphosate negatively affects the natural behaviour of bees, causing them to forget where their hives are
Glyphosate leaches into groundwater
We don’t know what a safe level of glyphosate is, as it has never been assessed by regulators at sub-lethal levels.
We request that glyphosate be phased out from all uses.