SCRC operate from South of Caloundra to North of Noosa. SCRC’s Gloricide Program is targeted on the Coastal Zone (5km from coast), along the whole length of our Dunal System. Many residents live as Bushland Neighbours to Bushland Areas that are currently being sprayed illegally by SCRC
Risks to you, your family and your property are numerous. Primary Risks to consider is the health of yourself and your family and the Community. 2,4-D is a component formulas used to manufacture Gloricide and is basically Synthetic Oestrogen. Wherever SCRC use Gloricide you can be assured that the areas is contaminated with synthetic hormones.
2,4-D and other Council favourites such as Metsulfuron methyl are both banned for use in and around aquatic areas for good reason. This does not stop SCRC and its workers using these products along the dunal system and in perched freshwater swales full of Internationally Threatened Species. These products are highly residual in Coastal Sandy Soils and will translocate readily, see “Information”.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland identified the presence of new chemical compounds when they tested GLORICIDE. 2,4-D salts were converted into 2,4-D Methyl Esters and 2-(2-(2-oxo-3-oxazolidinyl)ethyl)-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one was created. Nice stuff, why didn’t WH&SQ ban Gloricide in 2012 when they knew the risks. The answer is because they supposedly were not allowed to check whether Gloricide was being used legally under a Permit, that’s Biosecurity Queensland Job!
If you have witnessed trees dying on your property in proximity to SCRC sprayers it is likely your property has been contaminated. 2,4-D Esters will travel for many kilometres so no one is safe from contamination. In an American study 100% of homes tested were contaminated with 2,4-D . If you believe that SCRC has contaminated your home or family then you are urged to take this matter up with them. We can provide some of the information but we don’t know all the risks as they have never been disclosed and never will be disclosed as no testing is expected of Unregistered Chemical Products.