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Why Do Pesticides Have To Be Dangerous?

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Toxic chemicals are frequently used to eradicate pests from lawns and gardens. Learn the widespread harm that these types of pesticides can cause, and how you can keep ticks and mosquitoes away …

Toxic chemicals are frequently used to eradicate pests from lawns and gardens. Learn the widespread harm that these types of pesticides can cause, and how you can keep ticks and mosquitoes away without endangering your family.


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  • 1. WHY DO PESTICIDES HAVE TO BE DANGEROUS ?
  • 2. The Dangers of Using Pesticides• Drift can cause a pesticide to travel up to a milefrom where it was applied.• Pesticide drift residues contaminate playequipment, sand boxes, home gardens, & pools.• Pesticides used outdoors can get inside a homeand remain for weeks, months, or even years.• Risks to health of humans, pets, environment.
  • 3. Pesticide Risks to Humans• Pesticides are linked to health hazardsfrom headaches & nausea to chronicimpacts like cancer, reproductive harm,& endocrine disruption.• Children are particularly susceptiblebased on their activities: playing in thegrass, putting objects into their mouthand even playing on carpet.• Chronic health effects may occuryears after even minimal exposure topesticides in the environment.• The WHO estimates 3 million cases ofpesticide poisonings each year and upto 220,000 deaths.
  • 4. Pesticide Risks to Animals• Animals can be exposed to pesticideswhen they breathe in the product,ingest it, or absorb it through their skin.• Dogs & cats exposed to pesticides haveincreased rates of health problems thatcan result in death.• Pesticides are extremely toxic to fishand will kill any aquatic life if appliednear water.• Pesticide-killed insects become foodsources for birds - poisoning them &any predators who consume them.
  • 5. Pesticide Risks to the Environment• Over 98% of sprayed insecticides reacha destination other than their target,affecting plant and wildlife.• Toxic chemicals kill pollinators likehoney bees and other beneficial insects,upsetting the local ecosystem.• Runoff from lawn pesticide usecontaminates local water sources& stresses water treatment plants.• Pests can build a tolerance, requiringthe use of more toxic chemicals overtime in order to be effective.
  • 6. The Pure Solution• Pure’s Eco-Barrier property sprayapplication is sourced from plantextracts and natural oils• Routine applications beginningearly spring until late fall will ensureprotection all year long• Kills adult mosquitoes, ticks, andtheir eggs on contact with residualeffects• Safe for humans, pets and will notharm plants or surrounding trees.
  • 7. The Pure Benefit• Free of unnatural odors & ingredients-providing a safe, pleasant outdoorenvironment.• Proactive way to combat West Nile Virus,Lyme disease, EEE, and other vector-borne diseases.• Educated, experienced technicians withbest strategies for maximum impact.• Peace of mind that your family is safefrom tick and mosquito bites as well astoxic chemicals.
  • 8. Start A Pure NeighborhoodHere are easy ways to keep pesticidesout of your neighborhood:• Talk to your neighbors about thedangers of using toxic pesticides.• Share this photo on Facebook toraise awareness of natural solutions.• Request informational materials toshare with your community.• Use this Referral Form and we willcontact your neighbors for you!
  • 9. Check out our sources on pesticides:• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention• The MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs• The Endocrine Disruption Exchange• Pesticide Environmental Stewardship• Beyond Pesticides• Toxics Action CenterConnect with us to Think Pure every day:Don’t Stop Here - Learn More