When you live in the beautiful state of Florida, our warm climate makes lawn maintenance a year-round job. At Bio Green of Orlando, our experienced lawn care technicians are happy to do the work for you. We have a passion for protecting the environment that we work on, which is why we avoid the use of chemical pesticides and chemical insecticides as much as possible. Today, we would like to discuss some of the negative impacts of traditional chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides.
Links To Health Problems
Chemical fertilizers have been linked to a myriad of health problems including cancer, reproductive health problems, neurological problems, and birth defects. According to the journal Cancer, children with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were three times more likely to have grown up in a home that was treated by a professional exterminator and seven times more likely than healthy kids to have grown up in a home where pesticides were sprayed.
They Are Harmful To Children
Children are much more vulnerable to chemical pesticides than adults because their bodies are still growing. According to John Wargo, the director of the Yale Center for Children’s Environmental Health, over 90 percent of pesticides and their accompanying ingredients are “never tested for their effects on developing nervous systems.” Not only are children smaller than adults, but their organs are still developing, which heightens the effects of chemical exposure to their bodies. Your pets are also smaller than most adults, which makes them vulnerable to the negative effects of chemicals as well.
One of the biggest problems with chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides is that it contaminates our groundwater systems. Urea, a popular chemical fertilizer, releases nitrous oxide in a chemical process that contributes to acid rain, groundwater contamination, and ozone depletion. As people continue to use urea to fertilize their lawns, some project its resulting pollution to increase seven times. According to the ESA, chemical groundwater pollution contributes to reduce crop growth levels and increase the production of allergenic pollens.
Just because you may use chemical fertilizers or pesticides on your lawn does not mean that the inside of your home is chemical- free. You, your family, and your kids easily track the chemicals inside of your home, which can be absorbed into your skin and your lungs. According to William Baue of the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, the chemicals that rapidly decompose in the outdoors can live for years “ buried in carpet fibers, furniture, and stuffed toys.” Considering the heightened negative impact of chemicals on your children and pets, this information is particularly alarming. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top four environmental health risks in our country, so the use of toxic chemicals on your lawn needs to be avoided as much as possible.
Would you like to use natural fertilizers and natural pest control services to beautify your lawn without harming your health and the environment? Bio Green of Orlando utilizes patent pending natural fertilizer products custom blended by Bio Green USA for our lawn treatments. Contact us today for a free lawn evaluation.