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Tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride
Third to last listed in the famous Septemeber 28, 2007
print edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

A judge ordered a temporary halt to aerial biochemical spraying.
"O'Farrell named the ingredient in question polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate, or PPI,
which is listed as a "hazardous agent" by the National Institutes of Health on the agencies' Web site."
By JULIA REYNOLDS and DANIEL LOPEZ Herald Staff Writers Monterey County Herald

Info on Isocyanates:
"Adverse effects to the breathing system associated with isocyanate exposure
include acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting) effects due to a single overexposure,..."


Battle over naming CheckMate ingredients

Sept. 28: The Santa Cruz Sentinel publishes list of CheckMate ingredients provided by the EPA. Suterra sends 'cease and desist' letter to Sentinel.

Oct. 5: The question of PPI's safety added to legal arguments submitted by environmental group HOPE to stop aerial spraying of CheckMate in Monterey County.

Oct. 10: Monterey County Judge grants HOPE's request to temporarily suspend spraying, citing uncertainty of PPI's safety. Other newspapers begin naming ingredient and also receive cease and desist letters.

Oct. 12: In L.A. County, Suterra files lawsuit against the Sentinel and the Monterey County Weekly to stop papers from publishing CheckMate ingredients.

Oct. 15: In Monterey County, Suterra files a motion asking O'Farrell to seal documents naming its ingredients.

Oct. 16: An L.A. County judge temporarily denies Suterra's demand to stop the Sentinel and the Monterey County Weekly from naming ingredients. Court date set for Dec. 12.


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