How to Prevent Lawn Chemicals from Polluting Our Drinking Water

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on yards and gardens. Those chemicals can end up in rivers, lakes, and drinking water.

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on residential lawns in the United States, and the chemicals that we put in our yards seep into streams, rivers, lakes and our well water. Diane Lewis describes how we are polluting our drinking water and why we should change the way we care for our yards and stop using chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Her book The Great Healthy Yard Project explains how these chemicals affect our bodies and outlines alternative ways to care for our lawns and gardens.