Girl Planting seeds


A growing body of evidence in scientific literature shows that pesticide exposure can adversely affect neurological, respiratory, immune, and endocrine systems in humans, even at low levels. Children are especially sensitive to pesticide exposure as they take in more pesticides relative to their body weight than adults and have developing organ systems that are more vulnerable and less able to detoxify harmful chemicals. Fortunately, there are proven safe, effective, and affordable ways to maintain attractive lawns and playable fields without the use of toxic pesticides. Use the resources below, information on Hazards and Alternatives, and our Tools for Change page to help get the pesticides out of your community - whether it's at the municipal, park, school or backyard level. Click for more

For preventing pests first, use natural methods when possible, and only using pesticides when necessary.   Practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Click for more

Protecting Children's Environmental Health

Children are often more vulnerable to pollutants than adults due to differences in behavior and biology, that can lead to greater exposure and/or unique windows of susceptibility during development. Learn more about children's health, the environment, and what you can do. Click for more

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. Click for more

Head Lice 

Pesticides in Food

Pesticides and Playing Fields

Pesticides & Farm Animal Production (Index to research pages on our site)

Pesticide Action Network - Database

Last updated 7-16-2020

close (X)