The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a nationwide study and found pesticides in 100% of the people who had both blood and urine tested. The average person carried 13 of 23 pesticides tested.
Putting chemicals on our yards is a bad habit, and it makes everyone else less healthy. You may get lush green grass, but there are huge negative impacts. Plus, you can have an amazing yard without toxic substances.
This year, I want to get as many people as possible to go chemical-free in the Detox Yard Challenge. Instead of fertilizers, you can use compost. Instead of weed killers and herbicides, you can use weed mats and mulch. Instead of pesticides, you can use more sustainable, non-toxic options.
We think about our yards as the limit to our property, but our lawns have a much greater reach of influence. Take the Detox Yard Challenge, and make your neighborhood just a little more healthy for everyone.