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East Bay Pesticide Alert does not compromise around health



- Who we are

- Oakland - City turning back to pesticides?

- Pesticides

- The secrets of pesticides  

- The trouble with IPM

- What to do if exposed to pesticides

- Report exposures

- The No "Acceptable Risk" Coaliton

- GWSS pages

- Links to pesticide information resources


Any organic farmer will point out that healthy soil allows for healthy plants. When a human is exposed to a virus or bacteria but does not get ill, it is because the body's immune system has kicked in and tackled the unwelcome visitor. Plant systems, like human bodies, carry inherent wisdom which is intact unless we fiddle with it as we have by using pesticides which kill off natural predators of undesirable guests as well as killing the life forms in soil which support plants' immunological systems.

We do not have to accept the use of pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides) as a way of life. We have been a living laboratory for chemical companies for the last 50 some years. We can refuse to allow pesticide use in agriculture, in our homes, our hospitals, our schools, our workplaces, our parks, and along streets, roads, and highways.