chemical facts

      • In 1984, the United States applied more synthetic chemical
        fertilizer to lawns than India applied on all its food crops.
      • The principle ingredient of the defoliant Agent Orange used in
        the Vietnam War, 2,4-D is today associated with birth defects,
        reproductive problems, neurotoxicity, kidney and liver damage,
        and is a sensitizer and irritant.
      • Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides, 19 are linked with cancer
        or carcinogencity, 13 are linked with birth defects, 21 with
        reproductive effects, 26 with liver or kidney damage, 15 with
        neurotoxicity, and 11 with disruption of the endocrine (hormonal) system.
      • Of those same 30 lawn pesticides, 17 are detected in groundwater,
        23 have the ability to leach into drinking water sources,
        24 are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms vital to our
        ecosystem, 11 are toxic to bees, and 16 are toxic to birds.
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