Heed Pesticide Health Warning Labels
It's a fact. Most Americans don't read directions. Next time you shop for products containing weed- and insect-killer and fungicides for your lawn, check the label. Virtually all those products will say Caution, Warning or Danger and Keep Out of the Reach of Children.
"I believe, in time, the products we use around our lawns and gardens will be proven to be among the greatest health risks to our children," said Dr. Alan Greene of DrGreene.com. Some of the statistics are startling, according to a study completed by a group of Yale University health care professionals. Children who live in homes where lawn and garden pesticides are used are up to four times more likely to develop leukemia, brain cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.
The good news is that transitioning your lawns and gardens to organic care will remove these risks from your landscape.