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Headed Out to Play for Labor Day? King County Maps Pesticide-Free Spaces

The new tool lets people find places that use little or no pesticides in an effort to improve health.

If you’re headed out to a park in Kirkland or the surrounding area this Labor Day weekend, King County has a new tool to help you find spaces for you, your kids and your pets that are pesticide-free or have reduced pesticide use.

Just visit this map, and enter a city or zip code or choose a place name and it shows parks that are either pesticide-free or pesticide-reduced.

The Pesticide-Free Places website is provided through a partnership between the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County Parks, Seattle Parks and Recreation and suburban cities.

“The map helps parents and caregivers find outdoor areas across King County where pesticide use has either been eliminated or is strictly limited–and new places are continually being added to this list,” the county said in announcing the program.

“Kids are most at risk from exposure to toxic chemicals like pesticides as they crawl, roll and play on lawns–and chemical exposures can have life-long impacts.

The website offers additional information about pesticide use and how to make your yard pesticide-free.

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