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Tuesday, August 01, 2006


This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to rule on the fate of CARBOFURAN, a deadly pesticide that has killed millions of birds and poses significant human health risks. With so much at stake, now is the time to take action.

The pesticide carbofuran is highly toxic to birds. Carbofuran has killed millions of birds, including hundreds of bald eagles and thousands of waterfowl. Birds from more than 100 other species have also been killed, including eastern bluebirds, northern pintails, American robins, owls, swallows, grackles, killdeer and kestrels.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has told EPA for decades that carbofuran poses an unreasonable hazard to birds. Yet EPA has failed to act, even after Fish and Wildlife Service biologists have stated, "There are no known circumstances under which carbofuran can be used without killing birds." Carbofuran doesn’t kill just birds. It can contaminate water and kill fish and mammals that ingest contaminated prey.There is no reason to be using this toxic pesticide when safer alternatives exist. Isn’t it time for EPA to finally do the right thing?

This week, the agency will decide whether to get this out-dated pesticide off the shelves and out of our drinking water. Call now to ensure the agency stands up for our wildlife and our environment.

Call EPA official James Gulliford at (202) 564-2902 and encourage to immediately ban carbofuran.

All you have to do is speak this message:
“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I live in [YOUR STATE]. I’m calling to urge you to do everything in your power to ban the pesticide carbofuran.”

posted by Alix @ 3:25 PM


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