How is conventional fertilizing programs with chemical and synthetic pesticides effecting the children of our community?
How can you make good choices moving forward for the benefit of our children?
School-aged children can spend anywhere from 35 to 50 hours per week in and around school facilities for at least 12 hours of their life. After school, many children are involved in extracurricular activities that take place in public park playgrounds and ball fields.
A good education is essential in preparing children to become active members in their communities. It is crucial that schools and public park areas provide a safe environment for children to foster their growth and development. Unfortunately, schools and local parks may contain environmental hazards that can negatively impact children's health and learning. Pesticides are a group of hazardous chemicals used in these environments that can have both short-term and long-term effects on children's health and development.
There are, however, well-studied, effective approaches to pest management that minimize children's exposure to pesticides. The #1 Lawn Guy has an approach to minimize pesticide exposure to provide children with safer learning and playing environment, with our organic lawn care program.
~This is taken from the Testimony in Support of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act, Submitted by Children's Environmental Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (3.21.11)
Take a look at this video for more information on the effects of conventional programs, and how you can integrate a safe and healthy program to protect the children in our communities.