Laws regarding the use of pesticides have changed over the years as focus shifts from their effects on human health to their effects on the environment, according to this piece. Lawn care contractors should track developments to know the current rules and what might be changing. "The industry must make sure that EPA understands and has accurate information on how pesticides are being used, along with alternatives that can help reduce risk," said Steve Dwinell from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Florida.

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