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Webinar: Herbicides Are Poisonous for Children and Other Living Things

on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 8:56pm
10/06/2020 - 7:00pm



On Tuesday October 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central (8 pm ET, 5 pm PT) click HERE

In order to send an advance question,

1. REGISTER by clickingHERE

2. Then send an email to and put QUESTION FOR PANELIST in the Subject Line

3. And enter the name of the panelist you are addressing it to and the question

4. SEND the question.

Please forward the image below and registration information to

anyone you know who …

1. may have been exposed to chemical defoliants or other poisons

while in the military,

2. has worked spraying weed-killing chemicals,

3. has done agricultural work where poisons are sprayed,

4. takes children to visit national, state or local parks,

5. lives near a chemical manufacturing site, or

6. has concern with chemical poisons for personal safety reasons.


Don Fitz, for the St. Louis No Spray Coalition

Register in advance

Tickets” are NO COST. You can email a question for a panelist AFTER you have registered. Send your question HERE.

The webinar is organized by the No Spray Coalition of St. Louis. Technical work is provided by the Climate Council of Greater Kansas City.

The webinar is sponsored by No Spray Coalition (St. Louis), Beyond Pesticides, Climate Council of Greater Kansas City, Gateway Green Alliance (St. Louis)Green Party of Central Missouri, Non Toxic Neighborhoods (San Diego CA), National Black Farmers Association, Universal African Peoples Organization (St. Louis), Great Rivers Environmental Law Center (St. Louis), and Food Sleuth Radio (Columbia MO)

More information about the panelists:

Dr. Warren Porter is a board member of Beyond Pesticides. His research shows that combinations of commonly used agricultural chemicals in concentrations that mirror levels found in groundwater can significantly influence immune and endocrine systems, as well as neurological health in animals. You can see Dr. Porter discussing potential effects of small levels of chemicals that the EPA does not test for by clicking HERE.

Carey Gillam is the Research Director/Investigative Reporter for US Right to Know and is the author of Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, winner of the 2018 Rachel Carson Book Award. Find her on Twitter @careygillam.

Read a review of Carey Gillam’s book Whitewash HERE. Read about attempts by Monsanto to discredit her HERE and HERE.

Dr. John Wesley Boyd, Jr., is President of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA). The NBFA filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Bayer/Monsanto to either stop selling its widely used weedkiller Roundup or roll out new product warnings. The lawsuit says Black farmers developed cancer after Monsanto convinced them that it was safe.

To read about the work of NBFA, click HEREand HERE:

Elizabeth Fattah is on the Conservation Committee of the San Diego Sierra Club. Sheworks with Non Toxic Neighborhoods, which currently is seeking legislation to restrict use of herbicides in San Diego, California. To read more about her efforts, click HERE.

Howard Ehrman, MD, has been a community and union organizer since 1961. He learned of the dangers of pesticides and herbicides as a student of Dr. Barry Commoner and was a Health Co-Coordinator of the Original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago, an organizer of the 1st Venceremos Brigade to Cuba in 1969, and the 1st US Medical Student Visit to the People’s Republic of China in 1972. He is a Co-Founder, Mi Villita Neighbors and People’s Response Network.

Howie Hawkins, moderator, is a member of the Green Party.