Did you know that places where you play such as parks, schools, and lawns, may have been treated with toxic chemicals that can negatively impact the health of people, pets, and pollinators? Due to our society's infatuation with non-native turf, there is a lot of unnecessary use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers to eliminate weeds and keep these spaces green.
What are pesticides? “Pesticide” is an umbrella term that includes—but is not limited to—insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and rodenticides. This includes Weed & Feed products! Learn more: beyondpesticides.org
Here are some pesticide facts:
Children exposed to pesticides during development may have lower IQs, birth defects and developmental delays, and face higher risk of autism, ADHD, and cancer.
Pets are also especially vulnerable to pesticide exposure. Lawn chemicals have been linked to two types of canine cancers, and can contribute to rashes & skin allergies.
Pesticides are toxic to birds, pollinators, and beneficial insects. Remember, insects are baby bird food--don't poison their meals!
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