Pesticides

 


Article by: Stewart Hare

The terms "Pesticides"Ā¯ refers to many chemicals including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides and are designed to kill certain types of pest. , Spring Gardening Tips These include insects, plants, , Garden Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape fungi, moulds and rodents. Pesticides are used in modern farming , Starting a Shade Garden... on fruit , The Basic Principles Of Landscape Design and vegetables , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? to increase yields and are thought to increase produce quality. However, pesticides are toxic chemicals designed to kill agricultural pests , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal but can also cause problems with human health if exposed to in large amounts. Aldicarb used on potatoes, Carbendazim used on cereals, oilseed rape, fruit , Patio Swing Covers and vegetables, , Good Tools and Hard Work is What Creates EyeCatching and Functional Gardens Chlormequat used on wheat, rye, oats, flowers, , Frame Your Garden With Edging pears, almonds and tomatoes, , Managing the Hobby Greenhouse Chlorothalonil used to kill fungal disease , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 9) Experiment in crops, Chlorpyrifos used on apples, Pirimiphos-methyl used in cereal based infant food, , Dutch Tulips Trifluralin used to kill weeds , Improve Garden Soil with Cover Crops in fruit, , Japanese Beetles in the Roses vegetables , Growing Organic! Herbs, Flowers and Fruit and arable crops and Vinclozolin used peas, vines, oilseed rape and other fruit , Finding the Right Landscaping Company and vegetables , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden to kill plant , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down disease are all harmful to human health and the environment. , Healing Aloe Vera Plants Are Easy To Grow and Provide Health Benefits I feel that because I eat a lot of these types of food , My Spring Bulbs Won't Bloom - Why? that I have a great potential to be affected by the toxic chemicals used in these pesticides. Many organ systems such as the nervous and the brain can be subtly or permanently damaged in childhood. The endocrine system is more sensitive to pesticides and it is now known that many pesticides are "endocrine disrupters"Ā¯ which can affect the hormone balance within the body.

Pesticides are not only used in farming , Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway but we also use them within our homes , Dutch Tulips and gardens. , Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape We use them on our lawns , Starting a Shade Garden... to kill weeds , Choose the Right Outdoor Bench that Suits Both You and Your Garden such as clover and dandelions and on our flowerbeds to kill insect pests , How to Use Garden Ornaments such as greenfly. In our homes , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers we use them in "fly killer sprays"Ā¯ to kill house , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 9) Experiment flies and in insecticides to kill wood , Do It Yourself Landscaping boring insects such as woodworm. Children's immune systems are more susceptible to these pesticides as they spend more time playing in the garden , Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape and in the home. , Patio Swing Covers Children are also susceptible to catching head lice which is treated with shampoo with pesticides within them.

To protect children from pesticides it is best to feed them organically or ecologically grown food , Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway especially those foods , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? that are produced with the aid of high amounts of pesticides. Wash and peel all fruits , My Spring Bulbs Won't Bloom - Why? and vegetables , Popular Adirondack Chairs - Everything You Need To Know especially if waxed, wash in mild dish detergent or diluted vinegar. Cut out the stork end of fruit , Good Tools and Hard Work is What Creates EyeCatching and Functional Gardens as this funnel shape of the fruit , Finding the Right Landscaping Company is where pesticides are concentrated most. Buy locally grown food , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers as this has not been sprayed for shipment or export. Pesticide residues are also found in meat and diary foods , Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting so it is best to buy organic. , Frame Your Garden With Edging Make sure that children's play areas are free from pesticides. If children have head lice than use non-chemical shampoo, shampooing with tea-tree oil can help with head lice. Avoid using pesticides to deal with pets fleas use herbal shampoos and vacuum pets bedding. , Home and Garden Decor Use all-natural insect repellent as an alternative to pesticide based repellent. Avoid using pressure treated wood , Frame Your Garden With Edging within the home , Dutch Tulips as all pressure treated wood , Water Pond Designs contains pesticides. Encourage schools to use natural , Home and Garden Decor native plants , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal within their playing fields and yards , Choose the Right Outdoor Bench that Suits Both You and Your Garden to reduce the use of pesticides. Native plants , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future? are hardier to pests , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources than introduced plants , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start species. Make sure children wash their hands after playing in school play areas which tend to use pesticides.

A lot of people are exposed to pesticides within their working environment. , Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway Farmers, pesticide applicators and workers in pesticides manufactures are the occupations that we tend to think of first but forestry employees, horticultural workers, textile workers, airline crews, military personnel, park workers, food , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 9) Experiment service workers, golf course employees, veterinarians and employees of electrical utilities all come in contact with pesticides within their working environment. , A Rather Shady Affair Exposure to pesticides within a working environment , Reasons to Garden Organically can cause cancer, brain tumours, stillbirths, birth defects, spontaneous abortions, and neurological and psychiatric effects. Workers should wear proper protective clothing when exposed to pesticides.

Urban lawns , Managing the Hobby Greenhouse and gardens, , Choose the Right Outdoor Bench that Suits Both You and Your public parks, golf courses, playing fields and road verges are sprayed with pesticides more than agricultural land. Indoors, , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort pesticides are used to spray cockroaches, fleas, and other pests , Do It Yourself Landscaping within homes, , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers schools, hospitals, office buildings, , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden supermarkets, stores, arenas and food , Location, Location, Location: Where to Put Your Water Garden storage buildings , Viburnum increasing exposure especially if the building , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers is poorly ventilated.

To reduce the use of pesticides within cities, indoors , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources and in outside , Frame Your Garden With Edging spaces it is best to avoid using pesticides on lawns, , Home and Garden Decor there are many books on organic gardening, , Healing Aloe Vera Plants Are Easy To Grow and Provide Health Benefits avoid outside , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down spaces that have been recently sprayed, whilst playing golf keep balls and tees away from the mouth and wash hands and shoes after playing the game, if pets have a flea problem use herbal shampoos and collars plus avoidance methods such as flea combs, to combat insects within the home, , Frame Your Garden With Edging keep it clean, avoid leaving food , Patio Swing Covers out, fill in cracks and gaps where they tend to like to live and research natural , Good Tools and Hard Work is What Creates EyeCatching and Functional Gardens ways of insect control.

To conclude, to reduce the risk from pesticides eat organically and ecologically grown food, , Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting wash and peel vegetables , Spring Gardening Tips and fruit, , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort grow , Orchid Care your own food, , Dutch Tulips avoid fatty foods , My Spring Bulbs Won't Bloom - Why? or trim fat from meat as persistent pesticides are stored in fatty tissue, cook vegetables , Water Pond Designs rather than eat them raw all the time, cook meat and chicken thoroughly, garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 9) Experiment in a non-chemical way without pesticides, avoid using chemical and pesticide based head lice shampoos, encourage schools to use non-pesticide methods within their environment, , Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond keep away from areas that have been freshly sprayed with pesticides and if your job involves exposure to pesticides make sure you are wearing proper protective clothing.
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