Six Planet and Human Health Facts

Limit the amount of pesticides and other chemicals for your health and health of the planet.


| January/February 2004


We make our homes on Earth, so it’s only natural that human and planetary health are inextricably linked.

1. 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides used annually in the United States. That’s eight pounds for every man, woman, and child.

2. 80% amount pesticide use could be reduced on nine major crops.

3. 1 in 10 number of U.S. community tap water systems that violated water treatment or contaminant standards in 1996. (EPA)

4. 1 million estimated number of American children who have lead in their blood at levels that exceed the “level of concern.” (Centers for Disease Control, 1997)





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