[by Navily Zhen] 67 million pounds of pesticides are used each year on lawns. These lawn pesticides are linked to cancer, birth defects, and reproductive effects among other consequences. 1 to 5 million agricultural workers who are exposed to these pesticides daily get pesticide poisoning, and 20,000 die due to exposure.
If these lawn pesticides can cause so much damage to humans alone, imagine the disastrous effects it has on animals. With your dog rolling around on the lawn, they are immediately exposed to the harsh chemicals, causing nausea, irritation, respiratory issues, and even worse: bladder, skin, and other cancers. Specifically, products that include 24-D, which is used to get rid of dandelions and clovers, have caused lymphoma, a deadly disease, in canines. With exposure to 24-D, canines have a 70% higher risk of getting Continue Reading →
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