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Glossary for Pesticides Used by the City of St Louis

on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 8:22pm

Roundup (aka Roundup Plus, Roundup Pro, Roundup Ultra) A broad spectrum herbicide
manufactured by Bayer (formerly Monsanto). Listed as a probable carcinogen by the International
Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (4) and the state of California (5).
Aqua Neat another glyphosate based herbicide manufactured by Nufarm. Used for destruction of
emerged aquatic weeds, and many herbaceous and woody plants.
Resolute made by Syngenta, is a selective pre-emergent used to control grass and broadleaf weeds.

Pesticide Use in St Louis City Parks

on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 7:58pm

Data compiled: March 13, 2022, reorganized May 14, 2022

Key: “N” = north; “S” = south;
“C” = central

Zone = Zone number, 1-11

St. Louis Poisons Its Parks & Public Spaces with Toxic Sprays

on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:08am

In July 2020, the St. Louis No Spray Coalition submitted  a Sunshine Law request to the City of St. Louis for records of invoices that showed pesticides/herbicides purchased, the amounts paid, any other records disclosing the amount and type of pesticides/herbicides used in St. Louis City Parks and public spaces and where and when the pesticides were used.  After nearly two years of wrangling with the city, they released the requested documents.

St. Louis Park Employee Contracts Lymphoma, Wins Lawsuit Blaming Roundup

on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 10:02am

A former employee of St. Louis's Department of Parks' Forestry Division won a settlement from Bayer earlier this year from a lawsuit connecting his cancer to his exposure to Roundup while working for the City agency. The plaintiff, Earl Neal, brought one of over 100,000 similar cases in which people successfully sued Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018, contending that their illness was caused by spraying the Roundup herbicide, Monsanto's flagship product. Over 130,000 lawsuits over the Roundup-cancer connection have been filed against Bayer/Monsanto in the USA.