Verona-NJ Safe Playing Fields

We, the undersigned Verona residents, respectfully request the Verona Board of Education, and the Verona Township Council to prohibit the use of toxic synthetic lawn pesticides where children play on school grounds and public sport fields in Verona Township.

All Verona Playing Fields Should Be Pesticide Free--Here's Why

Playing fields can be maintained without pesticides: None are used on Verona Park or at our four public elementary schools. The Verona Environmental Commission is asking Verona Town Council and Board of Education to ban the use of synthetic lawn pesticides on all school grounds and public sport fields.

-Synthetic pesticides can cause cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects and reproductive problems.

-Children face higher risks than adults from synthetic pesticides because they are developing.

-Synthetic pesticides can leach into water supplies; Verona gets its water from wells.

-Fields can be maintained without synthetic pesticides.

-Organic field care does not have to cost more than synthetic pesticide care.

-Many states and towns have banned synthetic pesticides at schools and public fields, except in emergencies.

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We, the undersigned Verona residents, respectfully request the Verona Board of Education and the Verona Township Council to prohibit the use of toxic synthetic lawn pesticides where children play on school grounds and public sport fields in Verona Township.



All Verona Playing Fields Should Be Pesticide Free--Here's Why



Playing fields can be maintained without pesticides: None are used on Verona Park or at our four public elementary schools. The Verona Environmental Commission is asking Verona Town Council and Board of Education to ban the use of synthetic lawn pesticides on all school grounds and public sport fields.



-Synthetic pesticides can cause cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, birth defects and reproductive problems.



-Children face higher risks than adults from synthetic pesticides because they are developing.



-Synthetic pesticides can leach into water supplies; Verona gets its water from wells.



-Fields can be maintained without synthetic pesticides.



-Organic field care does not have to cost more than synthetic pesticide care.



-Many states and towns have banned synthetic pesticides at schools and public fields, except in emergencies.



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