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Viewpoint - February 23, 2011

Guest opinion: Why spray pesticides when mowing does the job?

by Patty Mayall

Why are the city of Menlo Park, the San Mateo County Department of Public Works, and Caltrans wasting money spraying our roadsides with pesticides when they mow anyway? Why are there no on-road notifications posted before, during and after this potentially toxic spraying to warn the public? Why is this issue not being addressed by public health agencies, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program?

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