Is Your Lawn Safe?
In Ontario Canada has over 250 products that are banned! More than 95 pesticide and ingredients are banned for cosmetic uses!
The Child Safe Playing Fields Act: NY’s ban on pesticide use on school and day care center grounds. Banning the cosmetic use of pesticides on playgrounds and sports fields.
Is Your Lawn Safe?
Children are vulnerable to pesticides exposure, because their bodies are still developing. Playing on pesticide-treated lawns is dangerous! Pesticide residue is extremely high exposure!
“These chemicals are designed to kill weeds. Unfortunately, that misunderstanding has led to a widespread overuse of these chemicals. Glyphosate (found in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer) and 2,4-D. In addition to its agricultural uses, 2,4-D is also commonly used to control weeds on home lawns and gardens “Weed and feed”. NRDC has filed lawsuits and petitioned the EPA to restrict the use of glyphosate-containing herbicides—including the Enlist Duo. This is a Herbicide containing both glyphosate and 2,4-D. New findings show glyphosate can cause cancer in humans and that 2,4-D has been linked to a number of negative health effects. Decreased fertility, higher rates of birth defects, and other signs of endocrine disruption! There needs to be urgency to the need to reduce use of these chemicals.”
Pesticide cancellations in the U.S. is an economic decisions! Big companies only care about how much money they can make. Rather then making decisions made to protect human or environmental health.
Here is more info that can be helpful: https://jdorganiclandscape.com/2020/01/17/the-best-lawn/
Would you be comfortable if your child/ pet was playing in your yard days after an application was done?
How can you make change now? Read the labels at your local supplier.
Look up the ingredients and and companies selling the product. All chemical fertilizers are dangerous. Look for plant based and animal based products. Organic Fertilizers do not have harmful ingredients. Perform a soil test and allow you to see what your soil is lacking. Apply the correct organic soil amendments. Please consult an organic company for any questions. JD Organic Landscape is here to help, we do not charge a consulting fee.
Are goal is to make sure you or anyone else is not exposed to harmful pesticides.