How are residents supposed to protect themselves?
If there are no antidotes to the chemicals that HC&S uses in the cane fields – listed on their Web site: Pendimethalin, Round-Up, Diuron, Atrazine and others – then how do you suggest we protect ourselves and our children during a burn? What kind of OSHA-approved respirator would you recommend? What about the plastic water pipes that are burned along with the cane? Is there a filter that would handle those toxins? Please tell me, as holders of the public trust, what our system is for protecting residents and visitors during these cane field burns. Chris Cruikshank Haiku