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Backyard Dangers: Fertilizers & Pesticides

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Can the beautiful spring lawn you're creating be a real hazard to your kids?
Air Date: 4/9/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michele Burns, MD
michelle burnsDr. Michele Burns, MD, is the Medical Director of the Regional Center for Poison Control & Prevention, serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a staff physician within the Division of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at Boston Children's Hospital.
Backyard Dangers: Fertilizers & Pesticides
Can the beautiful spring lawn you're creating be a real hazard to your kids?

Of course you want to make sure your yard is a place of peace and fun for the family.

But while you're doing that, you may also be putting harsh chemicals on your lawn and garden. If the kiddos play amongst these chemicals, then touch their eyes or their mouth, it can be very harmful.

In this segment, Dr. Michele Burns shares her best advice on the proper way to create a beautiful yard and keep your kids safe and happy at the same time.
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