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Friday, March 21, 2008

Environmental Products: Keep the lawn safe and green!

Did you know that those chemicals that you put on your lawn could be harming not only your children, but your pets as well!

According to an article published on and written by Randy Kidd, DVM, PhD Holistic Veterinarian...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the most extensive research to date on the impacts of environmental toxins on children's health. The report indicates that over 30% of childhood diseases can be linked to exposure to environmental toxins. According to WHO researchers, 13 million human deaths could be prevented annually by improving the environment.

While the WHO report deals specifically with the human animal, not pets, we know that many of these same effects do occur in non-human animals. Much like children, our pets have an increased risk of exposure to toxins on a lawn, as they are low to the ground, spend a lot of time rolling in the grasses, chew on almost anything they find in the lawn, and their metabolic rate is higher than an adult's. In addition, our pets don't get bathed every day, and chronic dermal contact can add up to overall doses that may be lethal.

Read more!

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  1. Oh, I have never thought about it from this point of view. Thanks for rising my awareness!

  2. Thanks for this post.

    We almost lost our cat to pesticide poisoning two weeks ago:

    I personally still have pesticide burns from the same incident.


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