The EPA recently proposed to remove 72 “inert” ingredients from pesticides. “Inert” implies inactive. These chemicals are not in fact inert, but can cause significant harm to people, animals, and ecosystems. Active ingredients in a pesticide are tested for specific biological activity-they cause a desired effect at a specific dose. They also have undesirable sideRead More
I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets.