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Malibu High teachers fear contaminants at school may cause cancer

Three teachers diagnosed with thyroid cancer, others suffering thyroid, migraine problems all worked in same buildings, teachers say. The school district has ordered environmental testing of the campus.

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Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:14 pm

A letter signed by 20 Malibu Middle and High School teachers Friday expressed concern that the recent cancer diagnoses of three teachers and health problems experienced by other teachers may be related to contaminants on the campus.

The letter, addressed to the school district's risk manager, states that three teachers have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the last six months. Another three have reported thyroid problems, while seven teachers suffered persistent migraines. Each of the affected teachers spent prolonged periods of time in buildings E (the main middle school building), F (Music and Drama), I (Visual Arts) and the school theater.

"These teachers believe their health has been adversely effected as a result of working in our particular buildings at Malibu High School," eighth-grade language arts teacher Katy Lapajne wrote in the letter.

The teachers requested the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District test for a range of contaminants such as mold, and to view a copy of a soil report from 2010 when soil containing elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from past termite treatments was removed from a portion of the middle school quad.

In a memorandum sent to MHS staff and school district personnel later Friday, SMMUSD superintendent Sandra Lyon stated that the district had retained Arcadia-based environmental consulting firm Executive Environmental to test for mold in some buildings, conduct air-quality monitoring and review the 2010 soil remediation report. Teachers are also being interviewed individually to determine the extent of their health problems.

"Over the past few weeks we have heard from teachers at Malibu High School who are concerned that health issues experienced by some staff members could possibly be related to environmental contaminants," Lyon wrote. "…Please know that safety of our staff and students is a primary concern.  We appreciate that staff members have conveyed these concerns to us so that we can take the appropriate action.  I can assure you that once the investigation and analysis are completed we will address the recommendations and will work with closely with you as we plan and implement any recommended next steps."

On Sunday, Lyon added in an interview with another outlet and shared with The Malibu Times that the district had "no evidence that there are any final environmental concerns. But we want to take the concerns seriously, we want our employees to feel comfortable."

The issue was first broached publicly at Thursday night's board of education meeting in Malibu, when former Shark Fund president Seth Jacobson asked the board about rumors of a cancer cluster among teachers at MHS. District CFO Jan Maez responded then that the district had received word from teachers about concerns, and had retained the consultant to test for contaminants.

Bill Bixler, who teaches instrumental music at MHS, said Sunday that teachers were nervous but that there was not yet any evidence that the health problems were related to their work environment.

"We don't know anything yet, we're just concerned. There's no specific thing. We think it's a little odd that three women in a year get thyroid cancer. We don't know if that's a coincidence. We just want to get some studies done, so that's what [the school district administration] said they'd do.

"So far, I have no gripes. The district's not messing around on this, they're right on it. we're just going to have to see right now from where it goes."

Bixler added that he and teachers he has spoken to have not heard of health problems concerning students at the school.

"As far as children go, we didn't hear anything about that," Bixler said. "This may be nothing. It may be pure coincidence. But you don't want to say it's nothing, so we'll just see. It's just kind of starting out. But so far the district is getting right on it."

A draft environmental impact report (DEIR) conducted in 2010 ahead of expected improvements to the campus found elevated levels of lead, pesticides and PCBs on the campus above state-mandated levels.

"PCBs are the primary contributor to the risk and hazard," the DEIR stated.

The extent of the pesticide and PCB-contaminated soils in the middle school quad area was estimated to be 1,017 cubic yards, before it was removed in 2010.

Jacobson, who sits on the MHS site council along with other parents, teachers and staff, said Sunday that he and other parents were upset the district did not immediately let parents know about the concerns raised by the teachers.

"We had to find out on our own. And we had to find out on our own that three teachers had been diagnosed with cancer," Jacobson said. "It's very deeply concerning as the parent of a middle school student.

"We should have known about it, the district should have told us about it. It's serious business," he continued. "Whether or not it turns out to be a problem. The fact that they've engaged a firm to do an environmental analysis of air quality around our building, that's a significant issue for children."

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  • Cassandra Wiseman posted at 4:05 pm on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    Cassandra Wiseman Posts: 15

    There's actually a very good article with some real facts here: (http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/santa-monica-malibu-unified-school-distr-29673/?fb_action_ids=10152118002967324&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={"10152118002967324":612112058859531}&action_type_map={"10152118002967324":"og.likes"}&action_ref_map=[])

     
  • None Yo Biz posted at 8:59 am on Fri, Nov 15, 2013.

    None Yo Biz Posts: 3

    Its the water. Specifically, possibly only in the instructors room (coffee). The bio lab up the hill may have contaminants; or the pipes or even if using a spring. If they used older pipes in the rehab or construction - check them.

     
  • denisev posted at 12:09 pm on Wed, Nov 13, 2013.

    denisev Posts: 1

    Do you remember Fukushima..the west coast got a big blast of radiation ie Cesium 137. Cesium has a molecular structure similar to iodine and what does the thyroid need??? Iodine. The reactors haven't stop emanating this radiation the government just isn't telling you because they don't want panic. Japan is trying to dismantle the third reactor this month hope all goes well or you will get a big hit again. The cancer seen most often in healthcare workers is thyroid or parathyroid,why it is all the exposure to the xrays from CTscanners and other xray equipment.Everyone on the the west coast should be taking iodine, I like molecular iodine called Nascent Iodine it will absorb better and hopefully protect your thyroids. However Cesium has a half life of hundreds of years. Your body has evolved to handle the bankground radiation of the earth which is your antioxidant systems so take a good vitamin preferably liquid powder or gel caps not the cheap stuff sold at the chain stores.If you eat a diamond will it dissolve in the body...well neither will those cheap vitamins.
    Anyone that fly should not go through the scanners they do not have control systems in place to evaluate the amount of radiation they are emitting and radiation is accumulative. Go with the pat down it will take a little longer but safer considering all the radiation your coast is being hit with.

     
  • Lucky posted at 9:44 am on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    Lucky Posts: 7

    I've been through what these teachers are going through. But I got out before I got as sick as them. Nothing normal about the amount of illness at this school. I had black mold in my classroom and became very ill. My advice to these teachers is to take care of yourself! This district may or may not take care of you! Create documentation. Get your own environmental company in as soon as possible to test the areas you suspect are making you sick. File a health and safety grievance with the union and go to the last step. Take photos of contaminants you are seeing in your classroom. See a toxicologist, not an allergist. They are experts in the illnesses you are experiencing. And finally if you're getting sicker, don't mess around any more. File a workers comp. case and call a lawyer. No job is worth your health! Protect yourself and your students!

     
  • Mo2Do posted at 6:57 pm on Wed, Oct 9, 2013.

    Mo2Do Posts: 9

    Is Malibu HS Missing Elephant in the Room?

    Ask Virginia Farver about school buildings and cancer. Her 29-year old son Rich died of brain cancer within a two year exposure to RF microwave radiation coming from a cell tower cluster on the campus of San Diego State University. Rich was one of SEVEN deaths that fell within this two year period. What do all these dead people have in common? They all spent considerable time in Room 131. Read the story here http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.com/2012/11/san-diego-state-university-brain-cancer.html

    So what's going on over at Malibu High School? Is there WiFi in the buildings? Or cell towers? What are the microwave radiation levels in these classrooms? Has the administration or school board measured the radiation levels?

    The effects of prolonged exposure the electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices such as WiFi, wireless computers, wireless projectors, wireless microphone equipment, and cell phones can adversely effect health. (Also, CFL light bulbs emit EMF fields that can further impair health.)

    Wireless devices use low level radiofrequency (RF) microwaves. Over a period of time depending on exposure proximity, strength and personal genetics a person will develop symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, forgetfulness, anxiety, mood swings, depression, skin rashes, vision changes, ringing in the ears, nose bleeds, tingling sensation in arms/legs, intestinal disorders, heart palpitations, etc as well as cancer.

    Yes, the research is there. And it has been there, completed, since the 1970's. The FCC regulates the levels of RF exposure as well as the FDA regulates GMO's in our food. Our federal government and US military know of the dangers of continuous prolonged exposure to low levels of microwave radiation. Look at Barrie Trower, Magda Havas PhD, David Carpenter PhD, Devra Davis PhD for more information.

    The World Health Organization lists RF microwave radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen. This is the same category as lead and diesel fuel. Have we removed lead from paint and children's playing areas? Should we take the precautionary approach with RF microwave radiation for our children's safety?

    Check out the radiation yourself. Purchase an Acoustimeter AM-10 or a HF35C and go measure your child's classroom. You may be amazed at what they are bathing in for 8 hours a day. If you don't want my link go on Amazon. Just get one of these things and protect your family. http://www.stopocsmartmeters.com/product-recommendations/rf-meters/

    Here is a link to EMR specialists that can measure and mitigate exposure as well as check out the affected school buildings or your home. See http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/smart-meter-resources-links/california-rf-radiation-testing-professionals/

     
  • Pat Bartell posted at 1:13 am on Wed, Oct 9, 2013.

    Pat Bartell Posts: 1

    This story hits home. I was a teacher with my own private music school. The building developed an extremely high black mold level. I closed the school immediately, losing my life's work. Within 6 months, thyroid nodules were detected which developed into stage 2 cancer which I am still battling. Thyroid cancer is not that common. Most patients have a family history and are in their 20's. The Dr's are convinced my exposure to mold was the cause. Mold can affect any part of the body but a correlation between mold and thyroid cancer is finally being made. This is a serious issue; lives could be ruined like mine was. I hope the students, parents, and teachers fight to remedy the situation asap. I believe whole heartedly, black mold will be found at Malibu. I also believe, sadly, that more people will suffer from conditions, cancer included, as the exposure has already happened. All of Malibu's teachers, staff, and students are in my prayers. If my case can be of any help, please let me know. I don't want anyone to go thru what I have.

     
  • Matt Horns posted at 10:40 pm on Tue, Oct 8, 2013.

    Matt Horns Posts: 739

    Poison Free Malibu, I totally agree with you. While mapping environmental conditions all major stream in the Malibu watershed for Heal the Bay, in 2002-2004, we observed and documented hundreds of rodenticide traps in peoples' back yards along stream banks.

    We found a dead barn owl near the top of Palo Comado Creek with no discernible injuries. We brought it to the National Park Service for testing. It tested negative for West Nile disease which was a raging issue at the time. Rodenticides were not a known issue back then so it was not tested for them. It very well could have been killed by rodenticides.

    Another time, near the top of Lindero Canyon, we encountered a young bobcat wandering around in the parking lot in a public park. It was wearing a radio collar so I assumed that it had recently been drugged and collared by researchers. Looking back, I believe it's possible that it was instead poisoned by rodenticide.

     
  • Veritas posted at 9:02 pm on Tue, Oct 8, 2013.

    Veritas Posts: 1

    Executive Environmental Services Corporation-- Fullerton School District used them also, see page 5, Wireless Classroom Safety Revisited:

    http://www.fullertonobserver.com/artman/uploads/foearlysept2013.pdf

     
  • joe imbriano posted at 8:19 pm on Tue, Oct 8, 2013.

    joe imbriano Posts: 2

    The elephant in the room in every classroom in the nation is wireless radiation from the wireless classrooms being rolled out all over all the way down to the 5 year olds.
    We must not ignore this any longer. While I am just beginning to assess what has happened here, I believe that the handwriting is already on the wall. I urge all of you to look into what could be the largest unmitigated health disaster in human history unfold unless we stop it.

    http://thefullertoninformer.com/reassessment-of-exposure-to-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-limits-and-policies-docket-no-fcc-2013-0204/

     
  • boogie posted at 9:07 am on Tue, Oct 8, 2013.

    boogie Posts: 21

    Although I would love it if there really were cancer causing elements at this particular school and they could take out the agents, I highly doubt it.

    I worked at a small office for 6 years. While there I became hypo thyroid. An owner was hypo thyroid. A nurse had to have her thyroid taken out. Another employee was near hypo and is probably now.

    This in an office of 13 people. All were women. Many patients we saw were hypo or were being diagnosed hypo or cancerous.

    I believe that it is not building contaminations. In my opinion we should be looking at our drinking water. Why do we put poison in our drinking water? Why is fluoride, a poison, put into our drinking water. Look up the history - it all started 100 years ago when aluminum companies didn't know what to do with their poison. They sold it to the governments saying it will help with cavities. I grew up on fluoride. I have 7 crowns - did nothing for my teeth. There is absolutely no correlation between the 2. Dentists just go along with it because they don't want to look like idiots and possibly be held accountable - which they wouldn't so I just wish they would state publicly that poison in our drinking water does not help cavities. Natural fluoride in the ground has nothing to do with aluminum poison bi-products. And there is the same amount of teeth problems with children getting fluoride from well water as children not getting fluoride or getting fluoride. It has to do with only genetics and how well the teeth are being taken care of - what they are eating and what they are drinking and how often they brush their teeth.

    I hope that they will find out why these teachers are getting these types of cancers and that it is the building. I know though, it is what we are ingesting and what our governments are making up medically drink ounce after ounce. Where does all this fluoride in our bodies go? Our brains - cancers - our bones - cancer - our organs - cancer - our blood - cancer.....

     
  • GPeterson posted at 5:37 pm on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    GPeterson Posts: 3

    Although it is not the best time in the world to drop what we are doing and spend money on things we didn't anticipate, but when our children are at issue I think it automatically re-directs our attention.

    Given the responses below and I am sure the hundreds of other feelings of parents, teachers and administrators who have not yet voiced an opinion on this website, perhaps an informal meeting should be held to determine who is willing to lead an independent investigation through an independent testing company(s) and the distribution of the consultant's reports.

    Also, since there is a cost involved, a fund raising is necessary as well, since it is not fair to expect any one or two families to bear the burden of this expense.

    As I have said, "trust but confirm," however, it is important to move quickly and I don't have a good feeling that the District will move as quickly as we concerned parents, teachers or administrators could move and again, no matter what is reported by the District, I think it is prudent that we obtain our own Consultants and get their reports.

    Has anyone heard of any timeline from the District as to when testing will begin and when it will be completed? Or has the District's responses been more of just "damange control" up to this point in time?


     
  • ConcernedParent posted at 5:26 pm on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    ConcernedParent Posts: 3

    Yet another potentially dangerous situation that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) and Sandra Lyons have kept parents in the dark about. Apparently teachers at Malibu Middle School and High School have been complaining for years with nothing done about this. And no letter to parents about the testing until the district was notified that this was going to break in the news! A "robo call" from Sandra Lyons after the fact! And her flippant remark on ABC this morning about 9 teachers with cancer at one school in a district she used to work in with no contaminats on campus is just a blatant example at how lightly the SMMUSD has taken these possible health risks and complaints until now that it is being exposed.
    Just another example of this was a few weeks ago when it was exposed by concerned parents that dangerous circumstances have been allowed to take place at Webster Elementary weekly for 10 years when dangerous behavior by homeless individuals invited onto campus once a week, has escalated to drug deals near school campus. Parents concerned about having witnessed broken beer bottles, empty beer cans and used drug paraphenalia on and near campus were ignored by the schools principal and the school district. Furthermore there has been eye witness testimony that the homeless guests who a majority are traveling to Webster Elementary on buses from Santa Monica have urinated and defecated on the schoolgrounds where children eat their lunches and spend their time! Custodian's lives have been threatened by these guests and makeshift camp grounds have been set up behind the school by these guests, one who is a felon who is known to lure children with wrapped gifts. What has the district done about it? Nothing. In fact they are in support of continuing these weekly dinners.
    It's time the SMMUSD is put on review by the community and parents. They do not seem to care about the safety or health of their students, teachers and staff, at least not at Malibu schools. ANd these two situations are clear evidence of that.

     
  • ConcernedParent posted at 5:06 pm on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    ConcernedParent Posts: 3

    Yet another potentially dangerous situation that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) and Sandra Lyons have kept parents in the dark about. Apparently teachers at Malibu Middle School and High School have been complaining for years with nothing done about this. And no letter to parents about the testing until the distric was notified that this was going to break in the news! A "robo call" from Sandra Lyons after the fact! And her flippant remark on ABC this morning about 9 teachers at one school in a district she used to work in with no contaminats on campus is just a blatant example at how lightly the SMMUSD has taken these possible health risks and complaints until now that it is being exposed.
    Just another example of this was a few weeks ago when it was exposed by concerned parents that dangerous circumstances have been allowed to take place on the Webster Elementary weekly for 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parents concerned about having witnessed broken beer bottles, empty beer cans and drug deals occuring near campus the hours leading up to these weekly dinners complained and were ignored by the schools principal and the school district. Furthermore there has been eye witness testimony that the homeless guests who a majority are traveling to Webster Elementary on buses from Santa Monica have urinated and defecated on the school campus where children eat their lunches and spend their time! Custodians have been threatened by these guests and makeshift camp grounds have been set up behind the school by these guests, and what has the district done about it? Nothing. In fact they are in support of continuing these weekly dinners.
    It's time the SMMUSD is put on review by the community and parents. They do not seem to care about the safety or health of their students, teachers and staff, at least not at Malibu schools. ANd these two situations are clear evidence of that.

     
  • jacobsonmalibu posted at 1:54 pm on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    jacobsonmalibu Posts: 9

    Yes, we need to be concerned,and we need to focus on making sure that the district and administration communicates openly and transparently, and that we as parents stay engaged and involved. There are plenty of options trailers, relocated classrooms, other location on campus. We just need cool heads to to prevail, not let hysteria rule, or misinformation drive the debate. Yet one more reason for the community to support the planned renovation of the school ( not fight it in court) and for our community to rally around creating our own school district.

     
  • Craig Strachan posted at 10:04 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    Craig Strachan Posts: 30

    As the parent of a middle-schooler, I am obviously very concerned about this. All environmental test results need to be fully disclosed. Depending on what these indicate, the administration should be prepared to quickly discontinue classes in the middle school building, going to modulars if necessary.

    This also highlights the worn-out nature of many of the facilities at MHS, and the absolute necessity of moving forward with a program of replacement and renovation without further delay.

     
  • MrMalibu posted at 10:03 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    MrMalibu Posts: 9

    Is there a Link between Cell Phone Use and Thyroid Cancer?

    "The incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel for more than a decade, which matches the rise in the use of cell phones."

    By Rong Wang, PhD | April 29, 2013 | Categories: General, Radiation

    Israeli scientists have reported preliminary findings of a possible link between cell phone radiation and thyroid cancer.

    Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Thyroid Cancer?

    Conducted at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and at Tel Aviv University, the Israeli research showed evidence for the first time of the possible connection between the rise in thyroid cancer cases to the increased exposure to radiation emitted by cell phones.

    In the experiment, human thyroid cells collected from healthy patients were subjected to radiation from a device that simulates the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones. The irradiated thyroid cells proliferated at a much higher, statistically significant rate than non-irradiated cells in the control group.

    According to the lead researcher Prof. Raphael Feinmesser, head of Beilinson’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department, “The findings are the first evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation… ”

    “The thyroid gland is located in the neck, but the area is located the same distance from the ear as the regions of the brain where [cancerous] growths have been diagnosed as being related to the use of the [cellular] devices. This is a region that is not far from the center of the device’s radiation,” said Feinmesser.

    An Increase in Thyroid Cancer and Cell Phone Use

    The incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel for more than a decade, which matches the rise in the use of cell phones. In the United States, the chance of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer has also risen in recent years and is now more than twice what it was in 1990, according to the American Cancer Society.

    There are about 60,220 new cases of thyroid cancer in 2013 (45,310 in women, and 14,910 in men). For women, it is the cancer with the fastest-growing number of new cases.

    This recent research comes after a 2007 Israeli nationwide study reported an association between cellular phone use and parotid gland tumors (PGTs), tumor of the largest salivary gland located on the sides of the face.

     
  • schalibu posted at 9:34 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    schalibu Posts: 16


    Scott Hosfeld October 07, 2013 at 09:13 AM
    I am wondering why school administrators would claim that it is safe and ok to send children and adults into this situation, and actually encourage it. It would seem that caution is in order and that alternate locations within the school be used until results are confirmed, as a simple matter of prudence and good judgement. I am not comfortable sending my children to any of the questionable buildings where they have all spent considerable time, until this is cleaned up and publicly cleared up.

     
  • Poison Free Malibu posted at 8:21 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    Poison Free Malibu Posts: 8

    It is unfair to mention Laura Rosenthal or anyone else. Let the investigation proceed. One of the rodent poisons applied at the High School was banned for use by the City of Malibu by the July 8 Resolution against Rodenticide Use. The other two poisons are highly toxic also. Why are any allowed at the schools? We should take a strong stand against ALL the toxic substances that have unexpected consequences to our health and environment.

     
  • GPeterson posted at 7:33 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    GPeterson Posts: 3

    Matt, I hope you are not implying that I am in any way trying to create "fear," for the record, I am not.

    However, if the District did do some type of remediation in 2010, did the District ever get a "clean" follow up report and was that distributed to the administrators, teacher and parents?

    Over the years my kids have sat in those same class rooms since 1996 and reading the article was the first time I had ever been notified of any PCB's being removed.

    Again, in my humble opinion, those who feel that they or their loved ones may be at risk should organize and pay for their own investigations.

    Again, "trust but confirm."

     
  • Matt Horns posted at 12:50 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    Matt Horns Posts: 739

    Please do not get me wrong. I believe that Erin has done great work. I saw her speak at a Heal the Bay event about the chromium pollution and she was absolutely motivational. Just saying that let's go with science, not with fear.

     
  • Matt Horns posted at 12:31 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    Matt Horns Posts: 739

    This is a very complex issue. Every person in every work site on Earth is exposed to some levels of toxic chemicals produced by both Human and natural processes.

    One example is the several productive oil wells within the Beverly Hills High School Campus. Erin Brokovtch motivated an investigation into an apparent "cancer cluster" of students and faculty ten years ago that found nothing:

    http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,464386,00.html.

     
  • GPeterson posted at 10:07 pm on Sun, Oct 6, 2013.

    GPeterson Posts: 3

    Interesting, this past Friday night, October 4th, after the football game, I was assisting with putting away the Drum Line equipment in the band room and mentioned to one of the other adults who was present that it seemed like there was something very wrong with the indoor air quality of the band room, it was hot (of course the Santa Ana winds were blow) BUT it was very very humid and had an odor. There is no normal reason for that room to be humid on that night.

    This other person mentioned that the band room had been flooded a few years back and as far as they knew, there was not a true remediation and detailed inspection for molds, rather, just a drying of the carpet with some carpet dryers.

    But even if there was a complete remediation, why was the room very humid and with an odor that night?

    Having owed office buildings that have been occupied by major entertainment companies for more than 25 years and witnessing first hand how these companies address any potential mold issue when there is any water intrusion to protect their employee's health, I was shocked to hear that there was only a drying of the carpets. I am of course hopeful there was much more of a response than a few carpet dryers.

    Seeing this article now causes great concern, especially since the day I personally witnessed something unusual, these teachers and signed their letter.

    Even though the District is going to do their own investigation, I would recommend parents organize and hire their own testing company and have their own independent reports prepared.

    I pray that no problems will be found and that if there is a presence of a harmful substance(s) found, full disclosure will be given by the District.

    But, considering our children, educators and administrators health is a the center of this issue, I am a firm believer in the old saying "trust, but confirm."

     
  • MalibuParent posted at 8:23 pm on Sun, Oct 6, 2013.

    MalibuParent Posts: 33

    If you take the time to read the Malibu Surfside article referenced in the post by Poison Free Malibu note that it is an AMPS leader. Laura Rosenthal, who is promoting/defending the use of pesticides at MHS. Another reason to question their leadership.

     
  • Poison Free Malibu posted at 5:04 pm on Sun, Oct 6, 2013.

    Poison Free Malibu Posts: 8

    The rodent poisons applied in 2011 should also be considered, including fumitoxin, diphacinone, and strychnine. Check out this article from the Malibu Surfside News from then - http://malibusurfsidenews.com/stories/201109/201109150005.html

    How much and how often have these poisons been applied?

     

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