I thought so until late last week, I set out on my short afternoon stroll. I got as far as 2 blocks from my house and noticed the sound of what I thought was a leaf blower. You know the noise. Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
As I approached the noise, walking innocently along the sidewalk, I stumbled right into the perpetrator. This was no leaf blower, it was some kind of chemical spray. How do I know?
- In the 90 degree heat, the dude was wearing long sleeves, long pants, AND a gas/chemical mask!
- Before he saw me (view of me was blocked by a wood fence), his sprayer was aimed in my direction and I COULD FEEL THE LIQUID HIT MY LEGS.
OMG, OMG, OM freaking G! Blah. I was totally creeped out, turned around, ran home, and scrubbed my legs. If the guy is wearing a gas/chemical mask, that crap can certainly leach in through my skin, right? Anyone know what this is he was spraying?
Days later, I'm still shuddering at the thought. What makes us think spraying our lawns like this is good? Is it worth poisoning ourselves for a pretty lawn? Excuse me, I'm going to go scrub down again and eat something organic...