As we begin to understand more about chemicals, our environment and our health, we can choose to err on the side of caution. One such choice is to stop applying toxic pesticides on our property. These flags are for people like you who have decided to approach their partnership with the ecosystem in a more natural way. By using the precautionary principle, we are participating in an intervention and prevention program to promote breast health for our family and our community.
Some people have come to the conclusion that toxic pesticides on lawns are like toxic drugs in our bodies... in the long run they actually weaken the body. We are learning that with a "well balanced" healthy soil, nature can take care of itself. By using organic methods, you can prevent weeds, crab grass and brown spots. The closer the soil is to its natural state, the less toxic pesticides will be needed.
ELIMINATING THE USE OF TOXIC PESTICIDES, YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR HEALTH, CHILDREN, PETS AND WILDLIFE, DRINKING WATER RESOURCES
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For more information about safe organic landscape care, please call the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition 547-1518
WHY ARE TOXIC PESTICIDES HARMFUL?
Toxic pesticides are designed to KILL living things. Toxic pesticides end up in the groundwater -YOUR DRINKING WATER- Toxic pesticides are being studied in connection with: - the rise of breast cancer and all other cancers - interference with the development of the nervous systems of children - links to childhood Leukemia (Sources: Cornell Extension of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties; Adelphi University; NYS Attorney General; U.S. EPA)