Petition to Ban the Use of Permethrin in the State of Virginia

Petition to Ban the Use of Permethrin in the State of Virginia

Dear neighbor –

It has been 10 days since the city sprayed my neighborhood, Lakeview Shores, for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes have returned, but the bees have not. The spray that the city uses contains permethrin, which not only kills mosquitoes, but kills bees, and other essential insects. It can cause problems in dogs, cats, and other animals. The U.S. EPA decided that permethrin was “likely to be carcinogenic to humans” if it was eaten. (see below)

In just a few days, we have gotten more than 200 signatures, but we need many more before we file this petition. Our goal is to get 10,000 Virginia residents to sign, but we welcome signatures from folks all over the US, as we will expand this campaign in the near future.

How Can You Help?

1. Sign our petition to stop mosquito spraying in Virginia here: (use button below)

2. Share this post, or make your own, in your neighborhood here on Nextdoor.com and other social media sites that you use; Facebook, Twitter, etc.

3. Invite your family and friends (over 18) to sign the petition too.

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,

Ralph Shelton
Virginia Beach, VA

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