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Tue Jan 8 2008 (Updated 01/13/08)643 Documented Complaints Following Aerial Pesticide Spraying
Tue Jan 8 2008 (Updated 01/13/08)Hundreds Report Illnesses Following Recent Aerial Pesticide Spraying
As of December 20, 2007 various governmental agencies and public interest groups have received 643 documented complaints from Monterey and Santa Cruz area residents who believe they suffered adverse short-term reactions following the aerial spraying of pesticide pheromones on their cities in September, October, and November 2007. Of the 643 complaints, 509 are reported here for the first time, along with the original 134 complaints of adverse reactions following the aerial spraying of the Monterey area in September which were released to state agencies and the press in October.
Complaints include symptoms ranging from mild to severe asthma-like attacks and difficulty breathing, blurred vision, to chest pains, headaches, swollen lymph glands, and serious skin rashes; many required medical attention.
"The number of people reporting adverse reactions after the aerial pesticide spraying is alarming," said Santa Cruz City Council member Emily Reilly. "I believe further spraying must be halted until we can be certain it is safe." Read More | Download a pdf of the Executive Summary of Complaints and Recommendations and the Full Report (8 megabytes)
events: Jan. 10th: Dr. Doris Rapp MD: Your Toxic World: A Wake Up Call || Jan. 11th: LBAM City Council meeting with Assemblyman John Laird and Senator Joe Simitian || March 14th - 16th: 26th National Pesticide Forum
see also: Mayor Coonerty Dismissed Call for Homeless Shelter During LBAM Spraying || New Toxicology Report Proves Costly Long and Short-Term Health Effects From Aerial Spray || From Farmer Tom: Living with a new and exotic immigrant: LBAM || HOPE (Helping Our Peninsula's Environment) || LBAMspray.com || StopTheSpray.org || Hope For Truth || Assemblymember John Laird || Previous SC-IMC Coverage of LBAM Spraying
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