* I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets. *
music Naissance : by Disanl Aeon / vocal ecomedian : stele c14
The Great Healthy Yard Project is asking everyone to take this pledge:
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The Great Healthy Yard Project is asking folks to take the following pledge and join us in taking care of our yards without synthetic chemicals, and not throwing pharmaceuticals and chemicals down our drains and toilets to protect our water quality.
Almost all of the US is cared for by residents, not in state or federal preserves.
The only way to keep these pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals out of our water and protect the health of our children is to not use them on our yards and not to throw pharmaceuticals and chemicals down our drains and toilets.
We now know that very small amounts of these chemicals can adversely affect human health causing problems as diverse as Autism, ADHD, diabetes and cancer.
How these chemicals harm us:
Some cause cancer by damaging DNA.
Some are endocrine disruptors, and tiny amounts of these can prevent hormones from functioning normally.
They can block normal hormones from acting on target cells.
They can act like hormones on target cells when no normal hormones are present.
Some examples of disruption:
Thyroid hormone-abnormal brain development
Hormones of metabolism-diabetes
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