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Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes! Common Sense Can Stop Pesticides From Being Tracked Into The House

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April 27, 1999
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American Chemical Society
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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.

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.


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American Chemical Society. "Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes! Common Sense Can Stop Pesticides From Being Tracked Into The House." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 April 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427045111.htm>.
American Chemical Society. (1999, April 27). Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes! Common Sense Can Stop Pesticides From Being Tracked Into The House. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427045111.htm
American Chemical Society. "Keep Off The Grass And Take Off Your Shoes! Common Sense Can Stop Pesticides From Being Tracked Into The House." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990427045111.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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