Urge the EPA to reject methyl iodide!
Methyl iodide is a cancer-causing pesticide commonly applied to crops, including strawberries, in the United States. We come into contact with this toxin via the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have a unique opportunity to remove this carcinogen from our world. The EPA is currently taking public comments about whether to revoke their approval of methyl iodide, and we need to send them a resounding YES!
Please join us in telling the U.S. EPA to do its job and protect people from this cancer-causing pesticide. Fill out the form below to sign your name onto our letter urging the ban of methyl iodide in the United States.
We are submitting public comments to the U.S. EPA and we have the opportunity to attach a file with our members' names! Let them know how many of us are opposed to the use of methyl iodide.
Tell them to stop cancer where it starts and reject this dangerous chemical. The deadline is April 30th-act now!
As a person who believes that everyone has the right to live and work in safe environments, I am deeply concerned about the continued use of methyl iodide as a pesticide. Methyl iodide could have grave effects on human health – harming those who live or work near fumigation sites and, potentially, many others. Last year, an independent scientific review panel from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) noted that “adequate control of human exposure [to the chemical] would be difficult, if not impossible to control.” This is especially troubling given its association with cancer cell growth, thyroid disruption, interference with pregnancy, respiratory problems, permanent eye damage, harm to the central nervous system and a host of other problems.
I am joining Breast Cancer Action in asking that you ban methyl iodide in the United States. We must stop cancer where it starts and reject this dangerous chemical. I urge the EPA to ban it from the national market!
Breast Cancer Action has always followed the precautionary principle of public health—we should act now with the information we have, instead of waiting until people get sick before we take action. In the case of methyl iodide, we cannot wait. This chemical has no place in our environment or in our bodies.
Please stand up for our communities and help create healthier environments for everyone.