Have you been affected, or have you observed, a spray drift or an overspray event? First step: Call the EPA NSW Environment Line. Ensure to keep a note of the type of incident, location, date and time. Ideally, take videos and photos on your phone.
FIRST STEP: TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION - CALL EPA NSW ENVIRONMENT LINE
When you observe a spray drift incident:
By Jo Immig, National Toxics Network
See the newly updated easy-to-use PESTICIDE INFORMATION DATABASE by Pesticide Action Network North America at http://pesticideinfo.org.
By Friends of the Earth.
SIGN THE CONSENSUS STATEMENT
On 16 December 2020, the Commonwealth Government AgVet Panel released a draft report and recommendations on their review of the Australian Agricultural and Veterinary (AgVet) chemical regulatory system.
Joining environmental health experts, independent scientists and other civil society organisations, the Community Overspray Groups (COGS) are signatories to the Consensus Statement dated 12 March 2021, which raises major concerns regarding the Panel report and recommendations.
For example, the Panel failed to utilise crucial scientific evidence, and the the independence of the Panel is questioned. If the recommendations were to be implemented, they would put health and safety in danger. It would be allowed to continue using unsafe AgVet chemicals that have long been banned in other countries.
The Consensus Statement then goes on to make recommendations about how the AgVet regulatory system should be reviewed and reformed.
Please read and sign the Consensus Statement on the National Toxics Network website.