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Lawn Chemical and Insecticide Fumes Cause Health Problems

Have you ever experienced health problems after smelling lawn chemical or insecticide fumes?  If you haven’t, then either you are still healthy and able to process the inhalation of this poison, or perhaps you have never considered that inhaling lawn chemical or insecticide fumes could be the cause of some of your health problems like headache, nausea, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, breathing difficulty, burning eyes, sudden fatigue, dizziness, or a myriad of other symptoms.

Inhaling fumes from lawn chemicals and insecticides does hurt your health; it’s a “hidden” poisoning.  The following credible government agencies and qualified people state in a variety of ways that pesticides, including pesticide fumes, do indeed hurt people:  The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) CDC, doctors, scientists, and many others acknowledge that pesticides poison people. 

Here are a few websites to research this issue:

Pesticides enter the body through the skin, eyes, ingestion (via food and water), and inhalation.  They can trigger headaches, rashes, depression, dizziness, hoarseness, burning eyes, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sudden fatigue, and numerous other health problems.  I have experienced many of these symptoms after exposure to lawn chemical and
pesticides fumes.

When there is a chemical spill, people exposed to the fumes are quickly whisked off to a hospital to be treated for health problems.  Occasionally, entire neighborhoods are evacuated to avoid the health risks from exposure to the chemical fumes from these spills.  The chemicals released in these toxic spills are the same chemicals used in pesticides and
lawn care products.  These dangerous chemical spill fumes are a magnification of the fumes emanating from lawn chemicals and insecticides. 
If chemical spill fumes can cause an entire neighborhood to evacuate, why would it be safe for people in these same neighborhoods to expose themselves to these same types of chemical fumes emanating from lawn chemicals and insecticides?

Please use non-toxic approaches to bug and weed control.

by Mary Anderson.