THERE ARE PESTICIDES—THEN THERE ARE NEONICS
At ChangeHampton we recommend that you avoid the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides on your yard or in public spaces. This is to keep you, your loved ones, your pets, and the environment—especially birds and insects—healthy. Those chemicals, aside from their toxicity on your lawn, leach into our ground water, drinking water and bays.
70 TO 76 TONS OF NEONICS ARE USED IN NEW YORK STATE EACH YEAR!
NEONICS ARE EVERYWHERE! They contaminate our water and soil, harm our ecosystems, and are linked to health concerns in people. Neonics are designed to get into plant tissues to make the pollen, nectar, and other parts toxic to insects – so these pesticides cannot just be washed off fruits and vegetables before eating them.
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