SUNDAY TRIBUNE 20 AUGUST 2011 " I KNOW I WAS POISONED"
This is where we need to have a "cradle to grave" clause added to Act 36 of 1947, so that both the manufacturers and suppliers will be held accountable to ensure that banned and obsolete pesticides are recalled and then disposed of in the correct manner.
The V&A have stated that they have arranged for the product's removal and lawful disposal [we hope safe disposal] from their premises. As the V&A have been using this product since 2009, all over the V&A, just how do they propose to "de-contaminate" & "neutralise" all the public areas ? What proof do we have that they have even done this ? Have any members of the public seen this happening ? Do they even know where their uninformed worker even sprayed the product ?
You have presented no proof that chlorpyrifos is not toxic and that short term exposure to it poses no long term or serious health threats.
You have presented no proof that in fact the NDA and Dept of Health have even investigated the matter. You have attempted to discredit the victims by stating that they have lied and exaggerated. You have retained the services of a "crisis management " PR company to tick all the boxes and say all the right things . Do you really think that you can pull the wool over the eyes of your valued patrons ?
If you truly believe that being sprayed , once off, with Pyrinex 480EC wont be damaging to YOUR health, well then put your money where your mouth is. We will arrange for you, and your PR lady, to be sprayed with a "diluted" mixture of the pesticide.