There is a looming water crisis on Long Island. A new report says excessive lawn watering and pesticide runoff from homes is threatening drinking water, bays and harbors.
Although some homeowners use pesticides to protect their backyards from unwanted invaders like weeds and insects, doctors are raising a red flag about chemical concerns.
The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.
Increasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.
Officials say most of the pesticides came from China and were sold at dirt-cheap prices.
They wanted to get the message out about everyday household cleaning and baby products with chemicals inside them. To let the public know what was safe and what was not.