Opinion: Help Reduce Toxins in Our Environment – Our Lawns Don’t Need Chemicals! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

If a terrorist poisoned our water supply, all hell would break loose*. We'd call in the National Guard. We'd probably start a war. The strange thing is, unbeknownst to many of us, we and our neighbors are unwittingly doing something similar.


Abetted by lawncare companies and homeowners associations, many of us are regularly having water-soluble poisons sprayed on our yards which then leach into our wells and our aquifers and flow off into drainage ditches and into our creeks, which then flow into our river. And we wonder why there is so much cancer.


The problem is that these toxins accumulate. They are not only in our yards — and therefore our wells and streams — they are in genetically modified foods which include most breads, cereals, grains, pizza, pasta, etc., and they are sprayed by PennDOT along our roadways and bridges, where, again, they wash into our streams.


Please, dear neighbors, tell your lawncare people that you want an organic, no-spray lawn. Tell them you don't want to take the risk of possibly harming your children, your dogs, your parents or yourselves.


Our lawns don't need chemical intervention. And then after you talk with the landscapers, work with your HOAs so that they will not harass you for having the gall to want a healthy world for yourself and your children.


Opinion of Cynthia Greb, a resident of Solebury.