Panel Discussion on Pesticides

October 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Coast Recreation District Building
36155 9th St
Nehalem, OR
Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection

Aerial spraying over Oregon forests.
Aerial pesticide spraying over Oregon forests. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection's regular meeting on Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. will feature a round table discussion pertaining to the the health dangers of pesticide usage in industrial forestry. This meeting will take place at the North Coast Recreation District building (36155 9th St, Nehalem), and is open and free to the public.

Jeremy Sappinton and Victoria Holt, both retired University of Washington public health faculty, will participate in a roundtable discussion on health issues related to widespread pesticide use in industrial forestry.  These practices have damaged, and continue to damage, coastal watersheds the places where coastal residents and visitors live and recreate.  The members of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWB) want to insure that the coast's air and water are safe.  The aerial spraying of pesticides near local communities remains a concerning public health issue. Other Oregon locations such as Triangle Lake, Gold Beach, and Lincoln City have documented human exposure and related health concerns from forestry pesticide spraying in their communities.  This RBCWP-sponosred discussion will examine risks these pesticides pose to people, coastal forest habitat, and wildlife.  

Click here for a summary of an important Monsanto glyphosate exposure/Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma court case.  The company was found liable for failing to adequately warn those who work with the same pesticide aerially sprayed on our coastal watersheds. Follow this link to a summary of common pesticides used is forestry and related health concerns, completed by Pacific University toxicology students and staff.  For more information about the meeting or the RBCWP, call (503) 355--2516.