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Learn more about the threat to our water posed by excess nitrogen and PFAS chemicals. 

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Click to learn more about PFAS

We already have a water problem.

Let's not make it worse!

The water in, around and under Long Island and Westchester is being contaminated with sewage, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas leaks and... lawn fertilizers!  

Some of the lawn fertilizers sold and used on Long Island and Westchester contain PFAS - a class of toxic “forever” chemicals known to cause serious health problems in humans.

 

Some fertilizers also contain high levels of water-soluble nitrogen which contaminate our water causing algal blooms and other problems.

This is an easy fix. Ask your lawn and garden retailer or landscaping service for lawn fertilizer with no more than 12% nitrogen and no PFAS.  

 


 

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Download the Long Island Lawn Care Guide to learn easy ways to keep your lawn green and our water safe.

For a list of non-polluting lawn fertilizers and a list of retailers in your area who carry them, click
here

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