Community Meeting : Pesticides, Public Health & the Right to Know

Start: Thursday, January 19, 2023 5:30 PM

End: Thursday, January 19, 2023 7:30 PM

Recent reports show that Central Oʻahu is home to some of the heaviest toxic pesticide use in Hawaiʻi?

These agrochemicals can migrate through the air, soil, and waterways –– and pose potential threats to public health and the environment.

To learn more about how this affects Central Oʻahu and what you can do about it, please join HAPA, Hawaiʻi SEED, Hawaiʻi Center For Food Safety, and ʻŌlelo Community Media for “Pesticides, Public Health, and Your Right to Know”.

This community meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at Whitmore Community Park, Multipurpose Room A.

. At this community event, you will learn about which toxic pesticides are used in your community, their specific impacts on human and environmental health, and what you can do about it. This data was not available to the public until 2019.

Communities living near heavy pesticide use in Hawai’i fought for decades to have the right to know what their families are exposed to. In 2019, residents finally won mandatory public disclosure of the most hazardous pesticides, aka restricted use pesticides (RUPs). Since then, users of RUPs have been required to report their usage. HAPA and the Protect Our Keiki Coalition have researched and analyzed the 2019 RUP data and are making these findings public for the first time.

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