Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Australian Independents Will Protect Sunshine Coast Residents From Agent Orange,30525
Dr Patricia Petersen, Leader of the Australian Independents, said that her party will introduce new environmental legislation to protect residents from toxic chemicals which have the capacity to cause damage to animals, including aquatic animals, and humans. Dr Petersen said that Sunshine Coast Regional Council developed its own endocrine-disrupting herbicide solution, known as Gloricide, several years ago and that the solution is still being spraying haphazardly along the coast line. “The original idea was to target an invasive weed species, but it is also poisoning plants, animals and humans” she said. “Sunshine Coast Regional Council developed the solution without consulting an official chemical engineer, and without compiling a valid Material Data Safety Sheet (MDSS) in accordance with federal laws. The council also failed to gain a permit for the solution’s use, which technically makes it illegal,” said Dr Petersen. “Gloricide contains a dangerous mixture of both metsulfuron methyl, a highly-toxic herbicide, and 2,4-D, a major toxic component of “Agent Orange”, she said.
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