Are synthetic turf lawns and fake grass more healthy for you and your family than real grass?
So we all know that natural is health right? Well sometimes, the closest thing we can come to natural is artificial! Doesn’t make sense right? Well, natural grass requires a lot of unnatural substances like pesticides, fertilizers and chemicals that can absorb into your body; and make you less healthy.
We all know that an artificial grass lawn is great for saving time, money and reduces maintenance; but some recent research is showing that synthetic turf could also be better for your health.
Why would a synthetic lawn be healthier for you than a natural grass lawn?
California and particularly Texas lawns require a lot of care, maintenance and chemicals to kill bugs, prevent weeds and other critters from taking hold in your lawn. Exposure to fertilizers, pesticides, gasoline fumes, vapors, spills, oil and other substances used to maintain lawns can leach into your body through your skin, lungs and eyes.
The Centers for Disease Control studied approximately 9,000 individuals and found that the average adult person harbored 13 different types of pesticides in their bodies.
The presence of pesticides is not a guarantee that a person will become sick, however scientists universally suggest alternatives to pesticides and promote safe handling of all chemicals to ensure health risks are minimized.
Men’s Health Magazine published a statement from Dr Margaret Reeves of the Pesticide Action Network stating “The synergistic effects of multiple exposures are not known, but research suggests that even at very low levels, the combination of these chemicals can be harmful to your health”.
Arizona, Texas and California home owners only have to go as far as the nearest home improvement store and read the labels on the various pesticides, weed killers, and other lawn chemicals to understand the risks to your health and the environment. Many of these chemicals can remain in your body for many years; and cause unknown health risks.
Given the facts; a fake grass lawn made of a high quality synthetic turf will not only bring you a beautiful lawn year round with lower maintenance and save water; it will keep pesticides out of the environment and your body as well as reduce carbon emissions for lawn mowers, weed eaters and other pollution outputting devices.
A healthy lawn may just be an artificial lawn.
To read more about pesticides and cancer visit http://www.toxicsinfo.org/Lawn/Pesticides%20&%20Cancer.htm