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Blame Lawn Chemicals for Weight Gain? — Wellness Wire

November 02, 2009

If you needed another good reason to switch to organic lawn care, read this: A new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry points to 2, 4-D and other phenoxy herbicides trigger your body to believe it has been on the equivalent of a high carb diet which ultimately exhausts your pancreas, which can’t produce enough insulin. Think of phenoxy herbicides as being massive endocrine disrupters that can lead to Type 2 Diabetes and other ailments. Phenoxy herbicides are the active ingredient in most "weed and feed" fertilizers, and products like Ortho Weed-B-Gone; 2,4-D is the most common herbicide used in the U.S.

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