Resources for Reducing and Eliminating Pesticides and Solutions

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Impacts of Pesticides and Solutions for Reduction and Elimination in our Environment

 A.) General information about Pesticides and their Impacts:

-Pesticide Action Network: https://www.panna.org/pesticides-big-picture/pesticides-101

-Pesticides 101: https://www.stonyfield.com/playfree/pesticides-101

-Beyond Pesticides: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/

B.) Specific Pesticide Impacts on Children and Pets:

-Pesticide Exposure in Children from Am. Academy of Pediatrics: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/e1757

-National Pesticide Information Center: Pesticides and Children: http://npic.orst.edu/health/child.html

-Beyond Pesticides: Children and Pesticides Don’t Mix: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/lawn/factsheets/Pesticide.children.dontmix.pdf

-PetMed: The Dangers of Lawn Chemicals for your Pets:  https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/dangers-lawn-chemicals-your-perfect-lawn-killing-your-pet

Pets and Pesticides: Keeping our Companions Safe: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/resources/pets

C.) Solutions for a Toxic-free Lawn:

Perfect Earth Project: https://perfectearthproject.org/resources/lawn-basics

-Non-toxic Communities: Organic alternatives: http://www.nontoxiccommunities.com/organic-alternatives.html

-More Sustainable Alternatives to a Grass Lawn: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/more-sustainable-and-beautiful-alternatives-grass-lawn?

-Beyond Pesticides: Organic Lawn Care 101: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/lawn/documents/OrganicFallLawn101.pdf

 D.) How you can help: Learn more about Natives and Consider Certifying your Yard:

-Native Plants: Four Seasons: https://doylestownpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/05_7_Final-Native-Plant-Brochure.pdf

-Native Plant Database: https://www.audubon.org/native-plants

-National Wildlife Federation: https://www.nwf.org/certify

-Bird Habitat Recognition Program: https://pa.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-habitat-recognition-program

-Penn State’s Master Watershed Friendly Certification Program: https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards/news/2021/watershed-friendly-property-certification-program

Websites for Protection from Pesticides for Flora and Fauna

 –Beyond Pesticides Resources and Educational Materials: https://www.beyondpesticides.org/; https://www.beyondpesticides.org/programs/bee-protective-pollinators-and-pesticides/resources-and-educational-materials

-PA Pollinator Protection Plan: https://ento.psu.edu/research/centers/pollinators/pollin-spotlight-items/the-pennsylvania-pollinator-protection-plan-p4

-Xerces Society: Protecting Habitats from Pesticide Contamination https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a849d4c8dd041c9c07a8e4c/t/5af10e6f0e2e727f411c3c70/1525747313075/ProtectingHabitatFromPesticideContamination_oct2016-02+%281%29.pdf

-Reducing Pesticide Use and Impacts: https://xerces.org/pesticides?fbclid=IwAR22IlJXnGZzpKTU6e43PiG8h5doFGDJKvZMiBcLT-DnDSfOBURfnkHOCJQ

-Bee Protective Habitat Guide: https://www.toxicfreenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BEEProtectiveHabitatGuide.pdf

-Xerces: Protecting Pollinators at Home: https://friendsofvalledeoro.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Xerces-Society-Smarter-Pest-Management.pdf

-Beecatur: https://www.beecaturga.com/

-Driftwatch: https://pa.driftwatch.org/map – This site helps to identify where a specialty crop is planted to and to use as a tool for reduced mosquito spraying

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