Harmful chemical toxins in your garden and lawn are a BIG problem. When you grab that pesticide or herbicide off the shelf at your local home & garden store you are doing yourself more harm than good. Ingredients in these products have been linked to numerous health issue.
Chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides poison our waters, our soils, other living creatures and our own bodies. Most people who grow their own fruits and veggies are doing so, at least in part, because of the health benefits of fresh fruits and veggies. If you're using commercial pesticides and herbacides, you're defeating health, not enhancing it!
There's an abundance of research to show the harmful effects of using these toxic herbicides. One study showed dogs who play in herbicide-treated yards have three-times the risk of cancer. A Swedish study linked herbicides with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer in humans. Smaller exposures, usually through inhalation, have been linked to lung damage, heart and kidney failure, Parkinson’s disease and eye damage.
By far, the most damage to the environment and the biggest threat to our health comes from pesticides. It poisons our ground water, destroys the balance of the ecosystem, creates more resistant, stronger bugs, and harms our health. Many agricultural pesticides are proven neurotoxins as well as likely endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. Studies have found a link between pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease, autism and child cancers, neuroblastoma, leukemia, chronic infections, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, infertility, neurological disorders, aggression and depression. What?! Doesn't sound like something anyone should be using!
I'll be sharing natural alternatives to herbicides & pesticides soon so come back and check it out. .
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