- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by ROBINA SUWOL
Saturday, Sep. 17, 2005 at 5:17 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org 818-785-5515 Box 2756 Toluca Lake, California 91610
TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!
CALL TO ACTION:
Thank you all for your ongoing support on AB 405. Today AB 405 sits on the Governor desk awaiting his signature. Please consider sending a letter of support urging him to sign this common sense legislation. Sample letter and background of bill below
For further information please contact: Michael Mendez, Office of Assemblymember Montanez at (916) 319-2039, or Robina Suwol with California Safe Schools (Sponsor) office: (818) 785-5515
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: AB 405 (Montanez) -SUPPORT
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:
We write to request that you sign AB 405 (Montanez).
This legislation will protect the health and safety of more than six million school children, and hundreds of thousands of teachers and school employees, by prohibiting experimental or conditional use pesticides in California's K-12 public schools.
Historically, pesticide products that have conditional registration or experimental use permits have been sold and used for years without completing outstanding data requirements. Missing data typically includes the absence of information about metabolic impacts, mechanistic properties, the fate of residue, risk assessment, leaching, receptor dosage, application, and resistance studies.
This lack of data can increase adverse health affects upon children. Children are more susceptible to harm from pesticides than adults. Pesticides contain toxic substances, many of which have a detrimental effect on human health and the environment.
In particular they can have an adverse effect on the developmental health of children. In addition to disrupting immune and reproductive systems, children can suffer neurological damage as a result of pesticide exposure, ironically harming their ability to learn in the institution they are sent to be educated.
AB 405 also prohibits the use of pesticide products on school for which registration has been canceled, suspended, or marked for phase out of use.
Contrary to what you may have heard, AB 405 does not ban bleach, and allows for hundreds of fully registered products being used on school sites,
including products to address all health and safety emergencies.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
( Name, Organization, Title, Contact Information )
Students and Teachers are NOT Guinea Pigs
WHY AB 405
By: Robina Suwol, California Safe Schools
California law allows pesticide products that do not have full registration and outstanding data requirements to be applied on school sites. This glaring oversight in the law may expose school children, teachers and other members of the public to unknown health risks.
Pesticides contain toxic substances, many of which have a detrimental effect on human health and the environment and, in particular, have a developmental effect on children. Children are more susceptible to hazardous impacts from pesticides than are adults. Currently threshold levels of pesticide exposure and heath studies are based solely on an adult male of approximately 160 pounds.
Historically, pesticide products that have conditional registration or experimental use permits are sold and used for years without completing outstanding data requirements. This significant flaw can allow for chemicals with incomplete testing to be used on school sites, increasing undue exposure potential to pupils.
What AB 405 Does
AB 405 would prohibit the use of experimental or new pesticides without full registration on school sites. Essentially, this bill would prevent school children and teachers from being exposed to experimental and/or insufficiently tested pesticide products.
Additionally, AB 405 prohibits the use of pesticide products on school sites for which registration has been canceled, suspended, or marked for phase out
of use. AB 405 will protect California public K-12 school children, teachers, school workers and community members from products whose full
effects are unknown.
Report this post as:
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Propagande de virus, virus de propagande
Steer clear of work morality!
Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates
Paraphysique de l'origami
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Du réussissement putréfié
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
More Breaking News...