Join in! No Spray Webinar “Herbicides are Poisonous for Children and Other Living Things” Tuesday, Oct. 6th


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Herbicides Are Poisonous for Children & Other Living Things

 

WEBINAR: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 8 p.m. EST, 7 pm Central Time, 5 p.m. Pacific

  • A discussion of the dangers of herbicides including:
  • How Roundup damages the immune system and its links to non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Explore links between environmental racism and using chemical poisons for agriculture, state parks and urban green spaces.
  • How do herbicide sprays leave people more exposed to COVID-19?
  • Hear about efforts by industry to cover up these threats and what local activists can do about it.

Webinar is organized by the No Spray Coalition of St. Louis and the Climate Council of Kansas City.

The Webinar is free. Pre-registration is required.

Register at Eventbrite here.

PANELISTS(to date):

Warren Porter, PhD., Emeritus Prof. of Integrative Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Carey Gillam, Research Director/Investigative Journalist for US Right to Know

Dr. John Wesley Boyd, Jr., President, National Black Farmers Association

Elizabeth Fattah, Non Toxic Neighborhoods in San Diego, California

Dr. Howard Ehrman, MPH, Physician, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Moderated by Howie Hawkins, Green Party

Webinar is organized by the No Spray Coalition of St. Louis and the Climate Council of Kansas City.

Endorsements: No Spray Coalition, Beyond Pesticides, Climate Council of Kansas City, Gateway Green alliance, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

Dr. Warren Porter is a board member of Beyond Pesticides. His research shows that combinations of commonly used agricultural chemicals in concentrations that mirror levels found in groundwater can significantly influence immune and endocrine systems, as well as neurological health in animals. You can see Dr. Porter discussing potential effects of small levels of chemicals that the EPA does not test for by clicking HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIhT-PwHBs0

Carey Gillam is research director for the consumer group US Right to Know and is the author of Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, winner of the 2018 Rachel Carson Book Award. Find her on Twitter @careygillam.

Dr. John Wesley Boyd, Jr., is President of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA). The NBFA filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Bayer/Monsanto to either stop selling its widely used weedkiller Roundup or roll out new product warnings. The lawsuit says Black farmers developed cancer after Monsanto convinced them that it was safe. To read about the work of NBFA, click HERE: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-black-farmers-seek-ban-201006054.html

Elizabeth Fattah is on the Conservation Committee of the San Diego Sierra Club. She works with Non Toxic Neighborhoods, which currently is seeking legislation to restrict use of herbicides in San Diego, California. To read more about her efforts, click HERE: http://greensocialthought.org/search/node/Do%20children%20need%20to%20wear%20hazmat

Howard Ehrman is a physician and teaches at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He works with the Mi Villita Community Organization and People’s Covid-19 Response. You can read an example of Dr. Ehrman’s work HERE: file:///C:/_2020/20MAM/NoSprayWebin/articleEhrman/Covid-19%20Editorial%205.20.20.pdf

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