According to the EPA, pesticide use poisons over fifty thousand American children every year. Exposure to herbicide-treated landscapes and gardens increases the risk of poisonings to our pets as well. Farmers who use pesticides on their crops are more likely to have cancer than the general population. Pesticide residues in vegetables can’t just be washed off. We want to keep our gardens and landscapes looking good, but at the same time we want our children and pets safe. To do this, replacing pesticides with food grade diatomaceous earth in landscape and garden maintenance can help.