Pesticide Free New Canaan - Organic Weed and Pest Control
New Canaan, CT, [January 2013] –Calling attention to the need for lawn care and tick control that is safer – both from an environmental and a health perspective - will be the topic of Pesticide -Free New Canaan’s presentation. The organization will speak on Wednesday, February 6th, at 9:30 am in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room. Refreshments will be served from 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Pesticide-Free New Canaan was created when by two New Canaan mothers became concerned by the prevalence of yellow pesticide warning signs dotting the landscape and chemical lawn care trucks throughout town. Research into the issue led to the launch of Pesticide-Free New Canaan, a grassroots initiative that raises awareness about the dangers of chemical pesticides and provides practical support for switching to safer, organic alternatives.
Exposure to lawn pesticides is linked to many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and increases the risk of childhood leukemia greatly. Children are at the highest risk of being affected by the chemicals. Despite these alarming findings, the EPA does not test chemical pesticides for consumer safety, and even as chemical manufacturers and lawn care companies are sued for damages and fictitious claims their products remain on the shelves.
Pesticide-Free New Canaan helps consumers and community leaders understand what’s at stake - our health, our water supply, and the environment – and offers safer solutions to a beautiful landscape. An experienced land care professional will share how-to tips and take practical questions at the end of the talk.