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County: Herbicides used at PA schools too often

Original post made on Sep 26, 2007

A company contracted by the Palo Alto school district sprayed herbicides too many times at local schools last year, according to a county investigation that concluded in July.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 12:33 PM

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Posted by Stephen L. Tvedten, a resident of The Greenhouse
on Sep 26, 2007 at 11:43 am

How to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth......

There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - we have named only about 1 million and there are only about 1 thousand pest species - already over 50% of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, synthetic pesticide POISONS. We accidentally lose about 25,000 to 100,000 species of insects, plants and animals every year due to "man's footprint". But, after poisoning the entire world and contaminating every living thing for over 60 years with these dangerous and ineffective pesticide POISONS we have not even controlled much less eliminated even one pest species and every year we use/misuse more and more pesticide POISONS to try to "keep up"! Even with all of this expensive pollution - we lose more and more crops and lives to these thousand pests every year.

We are losing the war against these thousand pests mainly because we insist on using only synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers There has been a severe "knowledge drought" - a worldwide decline in agricultural R&D, especially in production research and safe, more effective pest control since the advent of synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers. Today we are like lemmings running to the sea insisting that is the "right way". The greatest challenge facing humanity this century is the necessity for us to double our global food production with less land, less water, less nutrients, less science, frequent droughts, more and more contamination and ever-increasing pest damage.

National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24,2007 was created to highlight the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. One study shows that about 70,000 children in the USA were involved in common household pesticide-related (acute) poisonings or exposures in 2004. It is estimated that 300,000 farm workers suffer acute pesticide poisoning each year in the United States - No one is checking chronic contamination.

In order to try to help "stem the tide", I have just finished re-writing my IPM encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II, that contains over 2,800 safe and far more effective alternatives to pesticide POISONS. This latest copyrighted work is about 1,800 pages in length and is now being updated at my new website at Web Link .

This new website at Web Link has been basically updated; all we have left to update is Chapter 39 and to renumber the pages. All of these copyrighted items are free for you to read and/or download. There is simply no need to POISON yourself or your family or to have any pest problems.

Stephen L. Tvedten
2530 Hayes Street
Marne, Michigan 49435
1-616-677-1261
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." --Victor Hugo


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 26, 2007 at 6:07 pm

They are trying to develop genetically modified plants to lessen the need for pesticides, but LibLuds oppose them at every turn. Incidentally, A very large percentage of the earth's crust is naturally POISON and RADIOACTIVE to boot. Plus if it falls on you it can KILL you.


Posted by Grandma, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Sep 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm

I remembers when my kids were at Lucille M. Nixon, the school was sprayed continually while the kids were in school. Since many parents complained at that time,I had hoped things might have improved - I guess not.


Posted by Fairmeadow Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Did they spray Fairmeadow too? Because JLS and Fairmeadow are back to back - so if they sprayed both an equal number of times (like 2 or 3 times each - then they WAY overdid the exposure to children in this area - those kids were exposed to six sprays in the same area.

Are they spraying pesticide chemicals on playing fields? And Blacktops where kids play?

This is amazing.


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