•These four bills need your support by November 5th, 2019:

H.792 - Essentially bans Glyphosate in the Commonwealth on all lands

S.499 - Stops Glyphosate use on State-owned/maintained lands

H.791 - Stops most Pesticide use on school/child care grounds, including Glyphosate

S.477/H.776 - Gives towns authority to regulate pesticides on town and/or private lands.


The Public Hearing for these Bills is November 12, 2019, at 1pm,

At the Massachusetts State House, Room A-2, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA.


•Call The MA Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture:

Please make two phone calls by November 5th, 2019:

1 - Senate Chair, Anne Gobi: (617) 722-1540 anne.gobi@masenate.gov

2 - House Chair, Smitty Pignatelli: (617) 722-2210 rep.smitty@mahouse.gov

Your Three Easy Steps:

1 - My name is ___________ _____________

2 - My town is ___________, Zip Code ___________

3 - Please put me on record in support of 4 Bills #: H.792, S.499, H.791, and S.477/H.776


•And if you’re free on Nov. 12, please join other concerned citizens at the State House at 1pm.




                                            ~ Brought to you by The POCCA team ~


The POCCA team requests all Cape Cod towns: 

“Volunteer to not use Glyphosate products on town owned land,

then write a regulation with Board Of Health to solidify it.”

Will you help by participating in this mission?

If you are a resident in one of the towns listed below, please write to your town manager and the Board of Health that you are a resident and want your town to  "VOLUNTEER to not use Glyphosate products on any town owned land and then write a new town regulation at their board of health to solidify that."

Barnstable, Brewster, Bourne, Dennis, Mashpee, Provincetown, Truro, Yarmouth

The POCCA team wants to be able to state:

In 2019, all Cape Cod towns have volunteered to not use glyphosate products on any land the towns own, for residents and visitors to roam freely without concern from these products on their pets or children. 

When writing to your town, feel free to use any of these important studies to show more information on the issue.  Also you can print out what you desire and share with neighbors who are concerned and also bring to stores who sell them to educate managers and owners of the potential harm.

Following is a list of links about the potential harm that Glyphosate poses on people, pollinators and natural resources:

Articles to share and save:


1 - Roundup weedkiller debate, local schools, cities goes herbicide-free over safety concerns:


2 - May 22, 2019, LA county bans use of roundup weedkiller:


3 - May 13, 2 Billion dollar court case given to couple harmed by Glyphosate:


4 - and more on the latest court case:


5 - Feb 11, 2019:  Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study:


6 - April 23rd:  New survey in humans shows link between advanced liver disease and glyphosate.


7 - April 19th:  NYC leaders join calls for ban on Monsanto herbicide "Parks should be for playing not pesticides"


8 - This chemical is already at the center of class action lawsuits filed by cancer patients, and the news keeps getting worse. As the main ingredient in the world’s most widely used herbicide, Monsanto’s Roundup, the ramifications for human health are huge.


9 - April 23, 2019, study:  

Ancestral environmental exposures to a variety of factors and toxicants have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease. One of the most widely used agricultural pesticides worldwide is the herbicide glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine), commonly known as Roundup. There are an increasing number of conflicting reports regarding the direct exposure toxicity (risk) of glyphosate, but no rigorous investigations on the generational actions. 

10 - Feb 15, 2019:  New study questions practice of desiccation with glyphosate herbicides.


PBS info on Glyphosate, April 8, 2019:

750 Glyphosate products, NPIC = National Pesticide Information Center:

Water and Urine testing of Glyphosate, study:

Abstract Feb 2019:

But evidence is mounting that people who are heavily exposed to it — farmworkers and landscapers, for example — have an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

review led by University of Washington scientists published in February found that agricultural workers who used a lot of glyphosate had a 41% higher risk of contracting non-Hodgkin lymphoma over their lifetimes than people who used it infrequently or not at all.

On average, about 2 out of every 100 Americans develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For people who are highly exposed to glyphosate, the disease rate jumps to 2.8 per 100. That means they still have a relatively small chance of contracting the disease, but their risk is substantially higher because of glyphosate use.
More studies out about Glyphosate:

Also in April 2019:

Glyphosate on any plate:

French Court just:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns that exposure to pesticides early in life can result in childhood cancers, behavioral problems, and lower scores on tests to measure thinking, reasoning, and remembering. They recommend that parents reduce their children’s exposure to pesticides as much as possible. LINK: http://www.center4research.org/pesticides-roundup-cancer-children-connected

Glyphosate travels in soil creating more harm than we realize (abstract):

Glyphosate impares organisms in soil (abstract):

See Pages 101 & 102:



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