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Hello dear freinds! thought this might be of interest...(better still, we
should stop using these poisons for a green lawn! Love, Joicy


Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes! Common Sense Can Stop
    Pesticides From Being Tracked Into The House
    [04/27/99; ScienceDaily]

A government funded study shows that weed killers and other pesticides
applied to lawns can be tracked into homes by people and pets
up to a week after treatment, causing unnecessary exposure, particularly
to children. By taking commonsense steps such as removing shoes
before entering the house and restricting youngsters and pets
from lawns following application, consumers can substantially
reduce track-in, concludes the study. 

Results of the study, involving application of the herbicide 2,4-D
to the lawns of 13 homes in the Columbus, Ohio, area, are scheduled
to appear in the May 1 print issue of the peer-reviewed journal
Environmental Science & Technology, published by the American
Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The
research was initially published on the journal's web site on
March 31. 

The full article can be found at:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427045111.htm

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