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*State and Federal Officials overreact to LBAM and have initiated a massive multi-county pesticide spray operation with low flying planes. (backup)

* LBAM has caused virtually no crop damage in the Monterey Bay area. The damage incurred to growers is from restrictions and quarantines put in by State and Federal agencies. (backup )

* The LBAM has a fly radius of 500 feet and yet the 6-day spray will be over residential areas and not agricultural areas.(backup)

* CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F product label states it's a "biochemical". (backup )

*Tricaprylyl Methyl Ammonium Chloride is yet another component to be very concerned with. Listed in the famous 09/28/08 Sentinel print editon.

**Let's make it clear - LBAM biochem-spray is not a one time application, you will be sprayed up to every 30 days till 2 life cycles past the very last moth found. Read CDFA Spray Plan

* CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F is a biochemical pesticide that will linger around for 30 days. (backup )

*CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F Warning Label states "Hazard to Humans and Domestic Animals. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin eyes or clothing. Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist." Their warning label also states it's "Environmental Hazard - Do not apply to water or areas where surface water is present" (backup)

*CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F will contaminate our water supply, the open ocean and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary. (backup)

*Steve Hartmeier president of Suterra, makers of CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM , refuses to disclose all of the agents in the pesticide they will be on spraying you. (backup)

*CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F has only undergone short-term tests on rats and rabbits and results prove positive for adverse reactions. Suterra states "Long-term studies on the active ingredients have not been done, however, no adverse effects expected." We are to be the human guinea pigs.(backup) ---

* During a 3-day LBAM spray over Monterey an 11-month-old baby got sick and was admitted to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for severe respiratory problems.(backup)

*LBA Moth has been in Hawaii for more than 100 years Their Agricultural Agency does NOT consider it a "significant pest". "In fact, LBAM may actually be considered a biocontrol agent for serious invasive weeds, such as gorse and blackberry in Hawaii." (backup)

*Acute toxicity to fish and moderate toxicity to aquatic invertebrates. (backup) page 9

*EPA waved routine Saftey tests and Eco reviews. (backup)

* "LBAM populations in citrus orchards are normally kept at low levels by a combination of biological and environmental factors. Chemical intervention is often not needed. "-State of New South Wales Australia (backup)

*CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F is a pesticide by the EPA's own definition. (backup)

*Nurseries suffer from CDFA's draconian raids, massive restrictions and quarantines.





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