Celebrate summer! Go play in one of King County’s many pesticide-free parks where no EPA-registered pesticides are used in the normal maintenance of the park or recreation area.
Pesticide-free parks offer a safer play environment for young children who are especially vulnerable to many kinds of chemicals. To find out which parks near you are pesticide-free, use the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s map. You can search by zip code or city.
Also, ask your school or childcare center about its pesticides use policy.
At home, consider taking the following actions:
• Try natural yard care techniques to create an attractive lawn and garden with less pesticide use.
• Choose the least toxic yard and garden products with Grow Smart, Grow Safe.
• Read labels and use fewer hazardous chemicals.
• Buy safer toys and art supplies.