Opinion: pesticide spray dangers, local government

OUR local governments have announced their public place pesticide spraying regimes will continue from September through to November.

While they pour Glyphosate all over our playgrounds, parks, footpaths, verges and roads, the World Health Organisation and International Agency for Research on Cancer have recently classified this pesticide a probable carcinogen.

Our children’s health is at risk. Most residents won’t even be aware they have been exposed to a pesticide while signs are removed within minutes of spraying and children allowed to play on freshly sprayed grass.

The absurd practice is poisoning our environment, our health and wasting our ratepayers’ dollars on an ineffective and harmful method to control weeds.

JANE BREMMER, Bassendean.