Use of Chemicals in Public Space | Pommello

Use of Chemicals in Public Space

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/09/01/like-its-been-nuked-millions-of-bees-dead-after-south-carolina-sprays-for-zika-mosquitoes/

We certainly have compassion and sensitivity towards the concern of the Zika virus spreading in South Carolina, and it’s such a tragedy that millions of bees died in this circumstance. But what is concerning is that the local government had no issue of using a chemical pesticide over such a large scale of space without informing the public at all. 

The death of the honey bees could have potentially been a greater disaster if cases of people with sensitivity to that pesticide had been reported. And it’s possible that verdict still remains to be seen or has not been publicly reported. 

The allowance of our government using chemicals without citizen authorization is a troubling concern because people are not expecting this to happen in their lives. And unknowingly this act affects our everyday routines in our foods, in the environments we interact with, as well as in the products we put our hard earned money to buy. No one is asking to be willingly contaminated with chemical toxins and we’re paying the government with our tax dollars to proceed with this behaviour.

The affects from these acts affect people in mysterious ways with allergies, sensitivities, and cardiovascular issues that go unmonitored and unreported that leave people having to deal with this alone.

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