The chemicals used to grow our food and maintain our parks and playgrounds are putting our health at risk.
The food we buy should be safe to eat, and our parks and playgrounds shouldn’t be filled with chemicals that put our health at risk, especially when those risks include cancer and developmental disorders. Choosing to buy organic, gardening without pesticides, and avoiding chemical fertilizers are all important, but only collective action will stop the use of these dangerous chemicals.
The Latest on Pesticides
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Glyphosate In Beer and Wine
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Did You Know?
In the U.S., 26 million pounds of glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Roundup, are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens in a year.
What We're Doing
We’re working to ban RoundUp in parks, playgrounds and other public spaces until it is proven safe. Learn more