Please take a moment to watch a September 10, 2015 TV report on Healthy Lawns Bill 52-14 on WUSA 9 here in Montgomery County, MD.
Pediatricians testified that lawn chemicals (pesticides, herbicides) affect children’s development, sometimes irreversibly.
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a report that regular exposure to low levels of pesticides, including pesticides used for lawn and landscaping, can have serious acute and long-term health effects: pediatric cancer, decreased cognitive funtion and behavioral problesm.
Since the NCI letter:
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has linked the two most commonly used landscaping pesticides, glyphosate (Roundup) and 2,4-D, to cancer.
Brown lawns are from a lack of water, not a lack of lawn pesticides. Putting lawn chemicals like weedkillers on is not going to green up a brown lawn. Lawns require deep, infrequent watering to encourage deep roots and discourage fungus.