Lawn Chemicals Hurting Your Health?
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on July 26, 2014 @ 7:27PM
Created on July 26, 2014 @ 2:59PM
Many of us use lawn chemicals to help fight the weeds and beat the bugs. But now medical experts are becoming more concerned about our exposure to these certain sprays.
Doctors are worried that these pesticides could harm your health and cause serious damage. The chemicals could stay in your body for several years, or even decades.
But others say that these sprays have been around for a long time and pose no risk.
Paul Christafore is the owner of Sandy's Hardware in Nutter Fort. He said,
"Read on the back on the package to see if there's any harm. Some of the chemicals will hurt flowers, some of them won't. Some of them will just kill the weeds. People should probably wear gloves, long-sleeves, and wear the proper clothing, along with buying the proper chemicals."
Experts also say it's important to guard yourself by wearing a long sleeve-shirt and pants. Currently, there are no regulations saying how long you should stay away from your lawn after it's treated.
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