Aerial Spraying - Moms Across America

Aerial Spraying

Did you know that most counties in America aerial spray toxic chemicals over cities and towns to kill mosquitos? The department is called Vector Control and each city has a Planning Commissioner or "trustee" on that board. Together, they decide when and what will be sprayed over your home, backyard gardens, playgrounds, streams, and schools while you sleep.

This week in my county a few of the Vector Control board members thought it might be a good idea to have only 3 people head the decision-making committee along with just one trustee from the affected areas. Their intention was to not have to have all 35 members convene for a vote on if spraying should be done. Because 48 hours of public notice must be given (they post it on their website), they often feel it is inconvenient to have to rush to convene and give us notice before they spray.

However, it also means if only one or two cities are gong to be sprayed then the three main committee members can outvote the two elected officials from the cities. Keep in mind that the spraying from a city can drift, and those neighboring cities can not vote. Many residents do not like this idea and spoke up about this voting process and the practice of spraying toxins. 

This time, the board members listened and retained their vote. However, we are concerned about this tactic being utilized in other counties across the nation, and urge you to be aware of what is happening at your Vector control meetings. Obviously, it would be much easier for the chemical companies to persuade and convince 3 board members rather than 35.

Here is a link to our talking points that you can use after you find out when your next Vector Control meeting.

Please make sure you know what is happening at your Vector Control meetings. They are moving forward with the spraying of toxins with drones, and only hear the benefits of these sprays from the chemical companies, so someone, we hope it will be you, must speak up for safety and the truth.

Video of Zen Honeycutt speaking at the Vector Control meeting on the fraudulent EPA approval process for chemicals, proving that NO chemical pesticides should be sprayed at all. April 20, 2017

Video of Mavis, Zen's mother speaking on the impact of aerial spraying on bees and wildlife, especially fish and our children, from endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals.

Thank you.

Zen and MAA Team

UPDATE: In August of 2018, school pesticide applicator Dwayne "Lee" Johnson, who is dying of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, was awarded 289.2 million dollars from Monsanto by a California Supreme Court jury. Monsanto was found guilty of acting with "malice and oppression," meaning they knew their glyphosate products could cause cancer and the company executives suppressed the information. As of September 2018, over 8,000 more Roundup users had filed lawsuits against Monsanto.

Toxic chemical list and side effects

  1. Bifen - the active ingredient is bifenthrin. Bifenthrin may cause central nervous system harm and is a possible human carcinogen.

  2. OneGuard - (the most common product used by the companies I called) - the active ingredients are piperonyl butoxide, prallethrin, pyriproxyfen, and lambda-cyhalothrin. Piperonyl butoxide, which is the most abundant active ingredient, is a possible human carcinogen, weakens the immune system, and may cause neurological damage.

  3. Cyzmic - the active ingredient is lambda-cyhalothrin. Lambda-cyhalothrin is a suspected endocrine disruptor and may cause neurological damage.

  4. Temprid - the active ingredients are imidacloprid and cyfluthrin. Imidacloprid may cause mutagenic effects. Additionally, both imidacloprid and cyfluthrin are neurotoxic and may cause reproductive problems.

  5. Nature-Cide - the active ingredients are cedar oil and cinnamon oil. Mild immediate effects, such as irritation or redness, may occur from exposure to Nature-Cide.

  6. Demand CS - the active ingredient is lambda-cyhalothrin. Lambda-cyhalothrin is a suspected endocrine disruptor and may cause neurological damage.

  7. Tekko Pro - the active ingredients are novaluron and pyriproxyfen. Tekko Pro may cause kidney and liver damage as well as reproductive and developmental harm.

  8. Archer - the active ingredient is pyriproxyfen. Archer may damage the central nervous system and kidney.

  9. Talstar - the active ingredient is bifenthrin. Bifenthrin may cause central nervous system harm and is a possible human carcinogen.

  10. Final Feed - the active ingredient is garlic oil. Final Feed may cause skin and eye irritation.
  11. Scourge - the active ingredients are resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide. Scourge can affect the nervous system, immune system, and endocrine system.

  12. Anvil - the active ingredients are sumithrin and piperonyl butoxide. Anvil may damage the central nervous system.

  13. Permethrin - the active ingredient is permethrin. Permethrin is a neurotoxin, human carcinogen, and it may cause immune system damage.

  14. Malathion - the active ingredient is malathion. Malathion can cause neurological damage.

  15. Naled - it is an active ingredient in products such as Dibrom. Naled can damage the nervous system, reproductive system, and immune system.

Organophosphate insecticides can impact learning, behavior, and other functions of the nervous system. For example, the most common chronic complaints following exposure to organophosphate insecticides include irritability and depression. Additionally, exposure to naled’s breakdown product dichlorvos may cause increased aggression. Piperonyl butoxide, which is frequently used in mosquito sprays, can cause behavioral changes.

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  • Karla Axten
    commented 2017-05-01 19:57:10 -0400
    Yay for Zen and her mom,
    An unstoppable twosome👏❤️👏❤️

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