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TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop the Spraying of Pesticides in Dallas


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Cal
- 743 days ago - forcechange.com
The city of Dallas is spraying permethrin from trucks at night to kill mosquitoes, in an effort to combat West Nile virus. This chemical -- a known carcinogen and neurotoxin also kills bees, adding to an already growing problem and threatening agriculture



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Erin R. (169)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:41 pm
signed
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday August 17, 2012, 8:04 pm
N&S. This is not the answer.
 

John C. (80)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:11 pm
What is the alternative? Death?
By all means lets negotiate! What is you're alternative?
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 12:15 am
Noted and signed.
 

Danny M. (81)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:31 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal!
 

ellen m. (233)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:59 am
Signed, and a prayer said for the people of Dallas.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 3:07 am
signed and noted
 

Michela m. (3894)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 4:27 am
S&N
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 5:36 am
Signed and noted.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 6:30 am
Noted and signed Cal :-0 Thanx
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:10 am
Signed TY Cal
 

. (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:32 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:08 pm
signed and noted
 

Emily Drew (88)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:34 pm
Noted and already signed. The spraying started yesterday night, and guess where I am right now!? DALLAS!!! I came here to visit my fried and now I am being sprayed with carcinogens and neurotoxins!? What a wonderful vacation.....
 

Sarah G. (110)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 7:39 pm
signed, thanks
 

Nimue P. (233)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:24 pm
S&N
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:47 pm
S&N
 

Veronica C. (43)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:35 pm
They have to do something about the West Nile virus.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:25 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:34 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal,
 

Anna M. (18)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:48 am

Chief Seattle, 1854
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Cree Prophecy:
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
 

Kathlene Lentz (31)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:10 pm
While it is imperative to stop the spread of the West Nile virus, there has to be a better way to do it. Using a poison that will kill bees and fish along with mosquitoes is not the answer. I sincerely hope that they rethink this "solution".
 

Seda A. (4)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:15 pm
S&N
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:36 pm
signed and shared thanks Cal
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:49 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:26 pm
Petition Signed. Thanks Cal
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:27 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:48 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cal.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:35 pm

Spraying began in earnest this morning, after last night's rain. It's all a game of mental masturbation. Tell the people we are spraying to SAVE you from the wicked mosquitoes, though once eggs are laid the mosquitoes die, and the eggs are immune to the spray. The mayor of Dallas does have a clever plan...if only he could roll his mustache between his fingers - we shall be ready for next year...we'll get the birds. Of course that the spray will affect young children and the elderly is just a small side affect, nothing to worry about.

We could do something about still and stagnant water, but never mind that. We can SPRAY! 693 cases, 27 reported deaths and counting...stagnant water?

From the CDC:


1. What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus is a type of virus called a flavivirus. Other viruses in this group cause dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. Flaviviruses are commonly transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes. West Nile virus was first identified in Uganda in 1937, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

2. How does West Nile Virus spread?

It is likely that West Nile is spread from birds to people through mosquito bites, the NIH says. Early fall is the time of year that mosquitoes tend to have the highest levels of the virus, and human cases tend to peak around this time.

The virus can also be spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. Pregnant women can transmit the virus to their fetus, and mothers can transmit it to babies through breast milk, the CDC says.

 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:04 pm

Another comment gone? Why?
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:05 pm

Never mind it's back now~~~
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:11 pm
even the scientist being interviewed said we don't need to worry much about west nile virus.
 

Alison A. (234)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:50 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Lisa Wolfe (2)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:15 pm
Signed. I wonder if there was some financial incentive offered by the pesticide producers.
 

Michael Barth (43)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:46 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:22 am
One can control mosquitoes by introducing dragon fly in the ponds. They kill and eat the mosquito larvi.
 

Emma S. (228)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:14 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:11 am
Signed!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:12 am
You're right Alexandra Rodda...and dragon flies are a lot nicer to look at too!
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:50 am
signed, noted, ty
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:30 am
N&S
 

Dianne D. (458)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:22 pm
signed
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:38 pm
signed~
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:57 am
between the gm products and the pesticides...and the drought changed priorities in the farm bill:
Avoiding a 21st-Century Dust Bowl
 

Hugo L. (281)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:53 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Cal
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:09 am
Done
 
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