23 Feb '12, 5pm

"Get Off My Lawn: Lawsuit Aims to Ban Agent Orange Chemical in Weed Killer" - must-read by @Barry_Estabrook

"Get Off My Lawn: Lawsuit Aims to Ban Agent Orange Chemical in Weed Killer" - must-read by @Barry_Estabrook

Unlike most of my neighbors in the Boston suburb where I once lived, I never used the services of one of those lawn-care companies that come around with tank trucks to spray customers’ yards. I was philosophically opposed to the practice, and my lawn was remarkably weed free without those questionable chemicals. So why waste the money? I should have been more concerned. It was very likely that my neighbors’ grass was being treated with 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid . Commonly known as 2,4-D, the herbicide is frequently found in garden products because it kills broadleaf weeds but not grasses. It is also easily transported by wind, which probably accounted for my flawless lawn. My neighbors weren’t doing me any favors. 2,4-D was a major component of the Vietnam War-era herbicide known as Agent Orange . Today the chemical is routinely applied to athletic fields, golf course...

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