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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 08:47 PM

Are NYC Parks Becoming More Toxic?

Are NYC Parks Becoming More Toxic?

“NEW YORK—Meadows, flowers, and trees … and carcinogens? The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has been steadily increasing its use of Roundup, a weed-killer with a primary ingredient that is linked to cancer.

Roundup is the most frequently used liquid herbicide that NYC agencies use to curb vegetation in parks, on highways, and median strips.”

2,057
The number of times NYC agencies sprayed Roundup in 2014
1,353
The number of times NYC agencies sprayed Roundup in 2013
427
The number of times NYC agencies sprayed Roundup in 2011

Source: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-nyc-parks-becoming-more-toxic_1940550.html
Interactive Map Shows Where Monsanto’s Roundup Is Sprayed in New York City
https://www.ecowatch.com/interactive-map-shows-where-monsantos-roundup-is-sprayed-in-new-york-c-1882175227.html


Stop spraying weedkiller in our parks: Glyphosate isn't worth the risk

“In the urban jungle of New York, parks and playgrounds are havens for children and their parents, where they while away hours in nature, creating memories for a lifetime. Those memories may well become nightmares, however, if we don’t take action to protect our children against exposure to the toxin-containing herbicide glyphosate, which is sprayed in public parks and playgrounds across the state.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the widely used weed-killer Roundup, produced by Monsanto, which was recently acquired by German drug and chemical giant Bayer.
So why are taxpayers still buying high volumes of this stuff and using it in our public spaces? Last year, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation dumped more than 500 gallons of glyphosate in over 28,000 acres of city parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, recreational facilities, beaches and parkways to control the growth of weeds. Across the state, more than 50,000 gallons of liquid herbicide containing glyphosate were applied in public spaces.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-roundup-glyphosate-20180823-story.html

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Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:05 AM

1. Kick For More Coverage

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Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:14 AM

2. K&R

So sad. One of the things I loved most about living in NYC was the parks. So many of them were really beautiful, especially Central Park, but even all the little neighborhood parks you would just stumble upon. They were like little oases in a sea of concrete. I just loved the sense of peace and quiet you would get from them.

Here in Boston we have the Common and the Public Garden and some other green spaces, but I miss those little, tiny parks that just popped up in the most unusual places. I hope they don't continue to poison the public. Those spaces are so important to the life of a community.

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Sat Sep 8, 2018, 10:17 AM

3. The Problem Is

I would guess most people don't know about it, I didn't and am fairly well informed, so I'm spreading the word as much as I can. And, the person who told me about this said when the round-up trucks appear they have a police escort. A reliable person, not a woo woo.

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