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					Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Boxer,
I am a resident of ______________________. I respectfully request that you do everything in your
power to immediately stop the aerial spraying of our residential communities with pheromone-
pesticides. I encourage you to halt the spraying due to the lack of health and environmental safety
data and that you pursue formal health studies and environmental safety reviews. Please use all of
your resources to work with the USDA and CDFA to develop pest management tools that are
ecologically sound and do not require the spraying of residential communities, school, parks, and
playgrounds. I also request that you support the lawsuits underway by the city and county of Santa
Cruz to stop the spraying.
As we all should remember, the government once told us that DDT was a safe pesticide that was
needed to control insects. It is often not until decades later when we learn that what we once
thought was benign in fact can contribute to reproductive cancers or is detrimental to the
environment. Please do not allow the State of California to spray residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides when there is no conclusive data supporting the safety of these chemicals.
I do not believe that anyone has shown these aerial sprays to be safe for me, my children, my pets,
or the environment in which I live. Safety studies are critically needed in advance. The current
plan to spray us during 9 months of every year with chemicals designed to slowly release for 30-
90 days, therefore providing continuous and overlapping doses of pesticides untested for safety, is
unethical and contrary to accepted safety practices worldwide. The plastic microcapsules pose a
potential danger for inhalation and respiratory problems. No studies have examined the effects of
the pheromones and “inactive” ingredients on pregnant woman and developing fetuses. Over 600
citizens reported adverse health effects from the aerial spraying conducted in Fall, 2007. Please do
not let us find out what additional problems may arise 10 years from now. The consequences of
this spraying on human health and our ecosystem must be known prior to use on the public.
Biologists agree that the aerial pheromone-pesticide spraying will not eradicate the moth. They
recommend a focus on control rather than eradication. Aerial spraying is an outdated,
unsustainable, expensive pest control method. Priority must be given to using the least-toxic
methods currently in use by farmers to control other similar moths.
Senator Boxer, I ask you to please take immediate action to defend my right to personal safety and
to not be sprayed. Please take steps to halt the spraying now, before it resumes in the Spring.
Please step forward to stop further spraying of thousands of California citizens, including the
elderly, children, and pregnant women, with untested pesticides. Please call for a more
ecologically sustainable program that is safe for both human health and the environment.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my concerns with you.

Sincerely,

______________________________           __________________________          ________________
Signature                                Printed Name                        Date


_____________________________________________________________________________
Address
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor, State of California
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
I am a resident of __________________________. I respectfully request that you immediately
stop the aerial spraying of our residential communities with pheromone-pesticides. This action is
not in keeping with your commitment for California to become a leader in environmental
sustainability. I ask that you use all of your resources to develop pest management tools that are
ecologically sound and that do not require the spraying of residential communities, school, parks,
and playgrounds.
As we all should remember, the government once told us that DDT was a safe pesticide that was
needed to control insects. It is often not until decades later when we learn that what we once
thought was benign in fact can contribute to reproductive cancers or is detrimental to the
environment. Please do not allow the State of California to spray residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides when there is no conclusive data supporting the safety of these chemicals.
I do not believe that anyone has shown these aerial sprays to be safe for me, my children, my pets,
or the environment in which I live. Safety studies are critically needed in advance. The current
plan to spray us during 9 months of every year with chemicals designed to slowly release for 30-
90 days, therefore providing continuous and overlapping doses of pesticides untested for safety, is
unethical and contrary to accepted safety practices worldwide. The plastic microcapsules pose a
potential danger for inhalation and respiratory problems. No studies have examined the effects of
the pheromones and “inactive” ingredients on pregnant woman and developing fetuses. Over 600
citizens reported adverse health effects from the aerial spraying conducted in Fall, 2007. Please do
not let us find out what additional problems may arise 10 years from now. The consequences of
this spraying on human health and our ecosystem must be known prior to use on the public.
Biologists agree that the aerial pheromone-pesticide spraying will not eradicate the moth. They
recommend a focus on control rather than eradication. Aerial spraying is an outdated,
unsustainable, expensive pest control method. Priority must be given to using the least-toxic
methods currently in use by farmers to control other similar moths.
Governor Schwarzenegger, I ask you to please take immediate action in defending my right to
personal safety and to not be sprayed. Please halt the spraying now, before it resumes in the
Spring. You are the only one with the authority to do so. I do not believe that you want your
legacy to be the aftermath of spraying thousands of California citizens, including the elderly,
children, and pregnant women, with untested pesticides. Please call for a more ecologically
sustainable program that is safe for both human health and the environment.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my concerns with you.

Sincerely,

______________________________           __________________________          ________________
Signature                                Printed Name                        Date


_____________________________________________________________________________
Address
Senator Joe Simitian
State Capitol, Room 2080
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Senator Simitian,
I am a resident of ______________________. I respectfully request that you do everything in your
power to immediately stop the aerial spraying of our residential communities with pheromone-
pesticides. I encourage you to halt the spraying due to the lack of health and environmental safety
data and that you pursue formal health studies and environmental safety reviews. Please use all of
your resources to work with the CDFA to develop pest management tools that are ecologically
sound and do not require the spraying of residential communities, school, parks, and playgrounds.
Please also support the lawsuits underway by the city and county of Santa Cruz to stop the
spraying.
As we all should remember, the government once told us that DDT was a safe pesticide that was
needed to control insects. It is often not until decades later when we learn that what we once
thought was benign in fact can contribute to reproductive cancers or is detrimental to the
environment. Please do not allow the State of California to spray residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides when there is no conclusive data supporting the safety of these chemicals.
I do not believe that anyone has shown these aerial sprays to be safe for me, my children, my pets,
or the environment in which I live. Safety studies are critically needed in advance. The current
plan to spray us during 9 months of every year with chemicals designed to slowly release for 30-
90 days, therefore providing continuous and overlapping doses of pesticides untested for safety, is
unethical and contrary to accepted safety practices worldwide. The plastic microcapsules pose a
potential danger for inhalation and respiratory problems. No studies have examined the effects of
the pheromones and “inactive” ingredients on pregnant woman and developing fetuses. Over 600
citizens reported adverse health effects from the aerial spraying conducted in Fall, 2007. Please do
not let us find out what additional problems may arise 10 years from now. The consequences of
this spraying on human health and our ecosystem must be known prior to use on the public.
Biologists agree that the aerial pheromone-pesticide spraying will not eradicate the moth. They
recommend a focus on control rather than eradication. Aerial spraying is an outdated,
unsustainable, expensive pest control method. Priority must be given to using the least-toxic
methods currently in use by farmers to control other similar moths.
Senator Simitian, I ask you to please take immediate action to defend my right to personal safety
and to not be sprayed. Please take steps to halt the spraying now, before it resumes in the Spring.
Please step forward to stop further spraying of thousands of California citizens, including the
elderly, children, and pregnant women, with untested pesticides. Please call for a more
ecologically sustainable program that is safe for both human health and the environment.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my concerns with you.

Sincerely,

______________________________            __________________________         ________________
Signature                                 Printed Name                       Date


_____________________________________________________________________________
Address
Assemblymember John Laird
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0027

Dear Assemblymember Laird,
I am a resident of _________________________. Thank you for your strong commitment to
helping our community to stop aerial spraying! Your thoughtful and consistent work in support of
our efforts has been greatly appreciated. I respectfully request that you do everything in your
power to immediately stop the aerial spraying of our residential communities with pheromone-
pesticides. Please continue to pursue formal health studies and environmental safety reviews.
Please use all of your resources to work with the CDFA to develop pest management tools that are
ecologically sound and do not require the spraying of residential communities, school, parks, and
playgrounds. I ask that you also please provide ongoing support to the lawsuits underway by the
city and county of Santa Cruz to stop the spraying.
As we all should remember, the government once told us that DDT was a safe pesticide that was
needed to control insects. It is often not until decades later when we learn that what we once
thought was benign in fact can contribute to reproductive cancers or is detrimental to the
environment. Please do not allow the State of California to spray residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides when there is no conclusive data supporting the safety of these chemicals.
I do not believe that anyone has shown these aerial sprays to be safe for me, my children, my pets,
or the environment in which I live. Safety studies are critically needed in advance. The current
plan to spray us during 9 months of every year with chemicals designed to slowly release for 30-
90 days, therefore providing continuous and overlapping doses of pesticides untested for safety, is
unethical and contrary to accepted safety practices worldwide. The plastic microcapsules pose a
potential danger for inhalation and respiratory problems. No studies have examined the effects of
the pheromones and “inactive” ingredients on pregnant woman and developing fetuses. Over 600
citizens reported adverse health effects from the aerial spraying conducted in Fall, 2007. Please do
not let us find out what additional problems may arise 10 years from now. The consequences of
this spraying on human health and our ecosystem must be known prior to use on the public.
Biologists agree that the aerial pheromone-pesticide spraying will not eradicate the moth. They
recommend a focus on control rather than eradication. Aerial spraying is an outdated,
unsustainable, expensive pest control method. Priority must be given to using the least-toxic
methods currently in use by farmers to control other similar moths.
Assemblymember Laird, I ask you to please take immediate action to defend my right to personal
safety and to not be sprayed. Please continue to take steps to halt the spraying now and prevent
further spraying of thousands of California citizens. Please support efforts toward a more
ecologically sustainable program that is safe for both human health and the environment.
Thank you for your work on this issue and for this opportunity to share my concerns with you.

Sincerely,

______________________________           __________________________          ________________
Signature                                Printed Name                        Date


_____________________________________________________________________________
Address
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Feinstein,
I am a resident of ________________________. I respectfully request that you do everything in
your power to immediately stop the aerial spraying of our residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides. I encourage you to halt the spraying due to the lack of health and
environmental safety data and that you pursue formal health studies and environmental safety
reviews. Please use all of your resources to work with the USDA and CDFA to develop pest
management tools that are ecologically sound and do not require the spraying of residential
communities, school, parks, and playgrounds. I also request that you support the lawsuits
underway by the city and county of Santa Cruz to stop the spraying.
As we all should remember, the government once told us that DDT was a safe pesticide that was
needed to control insects. It is often not until decades later when we learn that what we once
thought was benign in fact can contribute to reproductive cancers or is detrimental to the
environment. Please do not allow the State of California to spray residential communities with
pheromone-pesticides when there is no conclusive data supporting the safety of these chemicals.
I do not believe that anyone has shown these aerial sprays to be safe for me, my children, my pets,
or the environment in which I live. Safety studies are critically needed in advance. The current
plan to spray us during 9 months of every year with chemicals designed to slowly release for 30-
90 days, therefore providing continuous and overlapping doses of pesticides untested for safety, is
unethical and contrary to accepted safety practices worldwide. The plastic microcapsules pose a
potential danger for inhalation and respiratory problems. No studies have examined the effects of
the pheromones and “inactive” ingredients on pregnant women and developing fetuses. Over 600
citizens reported adverse health effects from the aerial spraying conducted in Fall, 2007. Please do
not let us find out what additional problems may arise 10 years from now. The consequences of
this spraying on human health and our ecosystem must be known prior to use on the public.
Biologists agree that the aerial pheromone-pesticide spraying will not eradicate the moth. They
recommend a focus on control rather than eradication. Aerial spraying is an outdated,
unsustainable, expensive pest control method. Priority must be given to using the least-toxic
methods currently in use by farmers to control other similar moths.
Senator Feinstein, I ask you to please take immediate action to defend my right to personal safety
and to not be sprayed. Please take steps to halt the spraying now, before it resumes in the Spring.
Please step forward to stop further spraying of thousands of California citizens, including the
elderly, children, and pregnant women, with untested pesticides. Please call for a more
ecologically sustainable program that is safe for both human health and the environment.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my concerns with you.

Sincerely,

______________________________           __________________________          ________________
Signature                                Printed Name                        Date


_____________________________________________________________________________
Address
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor, State of California
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Assemblymember John Laird
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0027

Senator Joe Simitian
State Capitol, Room 2080
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

				
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