Oregonians have a right to know
More proof that Oregon should require public notice before helicopters aerially apply pesticide on forestland. On March 27th in Douglas County, several foresters were working at a job site when a helicopter flew overhead two times and sprayed pesticide on them. The workers were exposed to atrazine and hexazinone and reports are that they are in bad shape.
This incident shows why Oregon needs a law requiring advance notice of aerial pesticide sprays. Neighbors need the opportunity to bring their children and animals indoors, and forest workers need to know so they can stay away from a spray area. Here is a copy of the complaint describing this situation.