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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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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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Control Mosquitoes Safely and Effectively Using These Easy, Non-Toxic Solutions

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Summer may be winding down, but mosquitoes are still in full force. Fighting biting insects doesn’t have to involve harmful toxic chemical pesticides. In fact, homeowners can control mosquitoes safely and effectively using natural, integrated pest-management techniques. Mosquito-borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today. But the dangers posed by […]

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Safely Protect Against Mosquito Bites With No Toxic Pesticides

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“Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.” —Confucius The zika virus is headline news these days and has many folks understandably concerned about deadly diseases spread by the mosquito. While it’s true that mosquito-borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today, the dangers posed by the insects must […]

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Stop Poisoning Your Dog!

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Study Links Toxic Lawn Chemicals to Canine Cancer:  You may be choosing the look of your lawn over the health of your dog. A recent comprehensive study shows that Americans are poisoning their pets by applying commonly used synthetic lawn care products such as toxic herbicides and chemical fertilizers that cause canine cancer. “A lot […]

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