Green is Good For You
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 3 million total incidents of poisoning due to conventional pesticide usage each year. The problems associated with pesticide exposure range from
- Neurological damage
- Cancers (including childhood cancers and breast cancer)
- Low sperm count
- Reproductive disorders
Green Is Good For Your Community
An estimated 70 to 80 billion pounds of synthetic pesticide products are sprayed on American lawns each year. The harmful effects of these chemicals extend beyond each individual homeowners' property, making pesticide pollution an issue that effects entire neighborhoods and communities at-large.
Runoff from lawns that have been treated with unnecessary chemicals can carry these potential poisons into local groundwater supplies. Pesticides applied directly to the ground are persistent soil contaminants that reduce biodiversity in the soil and negatively impact soil conservation.
Animal populations, including beloved pets, are at risk anytime they come into contact with excessively harsh pesticides. Certain "non-target" species are especially vulnerable to the effects of pesticide exposure including frogs, bees, bats and birds.
Green is Good For Our Planet
As a global community, we are all connected, and our actions often affect those both near and far. Environmental researchers stress the importance of greatly limiting and radically reducing the amount of excessively harsh pesticides that we use in our homes and businesses, as those chemicals have the potential to spread in ways we can only begin to comprehend.
At Natran, it is one of our Core Values to live a planet-friendly lifestyle -- which includes avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides by every means possible. To that end, we use lower risk, botanically based GREEN pesticides and an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach in all our pest control practices.