There’s increasing evidence that glyphosate – the herbicide Monsanto sells under the names Roundup and Aquamaster – is dangerous to human health, doesn’t degrade in the soil as the company claims, and is a dangerous probable carcinogen. Since SF Department of the Environment changed its classification from Tier II (More hazardous) to Tier I (Most hazardous), SF Rec and Parks has nearly stopped using it. Except in “Natural Areas.”
Recently, one of our supporters sent us these pictures:
It warned they would use Aquamaster (glyphosate) and Milestone (an astonishingly persistent herbicide) on the hillside above Islais Creek.
SF RPD should stop all use of Tier I chemicals. (Currently, the Natural Resouces Division uses Garlon and Roundup that are Tier I. ) The benefits are not worth the risk – to the public, their pets, and the people who apply herbicides.
We call on SF Rec and Park to stop using herbicides in our parks.