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The Environment and Children’s Health: 3 Million Kids Die Every Year Worldwide from Environment-Related Conditions

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To understand the relationship between the environment and children’s health, The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted a comprehensive study: WHO Report: Children’s Environmental Health. The results are shocking. According to the WHO, more than three million children under five die each year from environment-related causes and conditions. Three million is more than the population of […]

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Toxic to Children: Synthetic Lawn Pesticides and Kids Are a Dangerous Mix

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When assessing potential health risks to their children, parents shouldn’t forget their own backyard. Most conventional lawn herbicides (pesticides that kill weeds) are toxic to children. According to the National Pesticide Information Center (www.npic.orst.edu), infants and children are more sensitive to the toxic effects of pesticides than adults. Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. These […]

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Fall Clean Ups: Leave Your Leaves or Rake Them to the Curb?

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Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]

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Snow Season Officially Starts Next Week: Are You Ready?

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Snow Season– the time of year most snow removal companies officially begin service coverage– starts November 1st. Ready or not that’s next week… An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure –Benjamin Franklin Lightening Your Footprint During Snow Season Snow removal is a dirty business. Companies generally run it as an emergency response […]

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Pesticides Kill. And Here’s the ‘Foul Five’ Other Horrible Things They’re Doing to Your Body

Recent reports link allergic reactions to fruits treated with antibiotic pesticides.

Pesticides kill. Pesticides kill things. It’s what they do. Everyone knows that. But what many people don’t realize is that even when they’re not killing, pesticides do very nasty things to the human body. Here are the Foul Five hidden dangers of pesticides and how to prevent them: 1. Food allergies Peeing pesticides? Yep, it’s […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By “Green Washing”: 5 Questions to Help Find An Honestly Organic Lawn Care Company

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Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization. Which means more landscapers are offering organic lawn care programs. Unfortunately, more companies are also claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these programs truly organic lawn care or are they just so-called “green washing”? Green washing is when a company spends […]

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