Tell Governor to nix new carcinogen
PAN has been working hard these last six months to stop methyl iodide in its tracks. If California decides to reject this carcinogenic and extraordinarily hazardous new pesticide, EPA will reconsider the Bush-era decision to register it nationally.
You can make a big impact by calling Governor Schwarzenegger today. California’s pending decision on methyl iodide will determine whether or not a new, highly hazardous pesticide is widely used in American agriculture for years to come.
Talking points for your call:
"Hello, my name is ____, and I'm calling from ____. I am very concerned about the possible introduction of the cancer-causing chemical methyl iodide into use on California farms"
“I understand that more than 50 scientists from around the country urged EPA not to approve methyl iodide in agricultural fields because it is so highly toxic."
“I also know that a panel of scientists from around the country is now finalizing their review of the potential health hazards of using of methyl iodide as a pesticide, and have already expressed serious concerns about the chemical."
“Please protect California’s workers and communities by making the right choice: Say NO to methyl iodide."
Please don’t approve the use of the chemical methyl iodide on California farms.
Exposure to methyl iodide is linked to severe health concerns, including miscarriages and cancer. As you know, methyl iodide is so dangerous that over 50 scientists across the country -- five of them Nobel Laureates -- sent a letter to EPA expressing astonishment that the agency “would even consider the introduction of a chemical like methyl iodide into agricultural use."
I know that a panel of scientists from around the country is now reviewing the potential health hazards of using methyl iodide as a pesticide, and have already expressed serious concerns about the chemical.
Please protect California’s workers and communities by making the right choice: Say NO to methyl iodide.