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Title:Myth busting: Are lawns awash in 'killer' pesticides?
Source:The Keynoter. Vol. 24, No. 4, October 1996, p. 7.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Lemont, PA: The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Pesticides; Lawn turf; Contamination; Safety
Abstract/Contents:Dispels the 'myths' that turf pesticides are dangerous to people, that they are overused on suburban lawns, and that they contaminate water supplies. Research was conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, who found that almost two-thirds of U.S. households do not apply pesticides to their lawns, and that when calculated, there are only two ounces of herbicides applied in every 1,000 square feet of residential lawns. Also states that the fear of pesticides contaminating water supplies is unfounded when the instructions on pesticide use are followed, and that the ingredients in many pesticides are also used in pharmaceuticals. Argues that lawns are not saturated in pesticides, that pesticides do not cause cancer, and that lawns treated with pesticides are more able to benefit the environment.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1996. Myth busting: Are lawns awash in 'killer' pesticides?. Keynoter. 24(4):p. 7.
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