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Letter: ‘Perfect’ lawn isn’t worth risk that pesticides pose

‘Perfect’ lawn isn’t worth risk that pesticides pose

I applaud Anita Conron’s recent Another Voice article regarding lawn pesticides. Every time I pass a lawn with yellow signs posted that warn people and pets to “stay off,” I walk, or bike, as far away as possible. And I am especially concerned when small children live or play on those premises.

Please ask yourself if the “perfect” lawn is really worth the potential health risk to your family, pets and community. The good news is that there are natural, organic alternatives available that will produce a lovely lawn and give you peace of mind, knowing that it will be a healthy area that is safe for everyone!

I recently read Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring,” and encourage anyone who shares similar concerns about our environment and use of pesticides to read it.

Mary Schutte

Clarence Center

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