Stop using toxic pesticides in Winnetka's parks.
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Scientific studies indicate there are no safe levels of pesticides for children.
A study of schoolchildren in metro Seattle found pesticide residues in 99% of urine samples tested.
With pesticides so pervasive, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a warning about the link between pesticides and childhood cancer, abnormal neuro-development, asthma, fetal abnormalities and endocrine disruption.
Twelve of seventeen chemicals used by the Winnetka Park District (WPD) have toxicity signal words of "Danger" or "Warning", which can cause serious health effects.
One (glyphosate) has been labeled a probable cause of non-Hodgkins lymphoma by the World Health Organization.
Luckily, we can do something about it.
By petitioning the WPD to begin switching to less toxic chemicals and transitioning to organic practices, we can insure our public areas are safe for pets, pregnant mothers and children.
Organic practices also improve the environment, holding rainwater and pulling carbon from the atmosphere to combat global warming.
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