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Positive And Negative Effects Of Golf Courses On The Environment

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Golf courses in America hold themselves to a high standard when it comes to maintaining the thick, weed free and lusciously manicured turf in the fairways of their course. There has been increased focus on pesticides on golf courses since the early 1990s. In recent years however, Golf Course managers have began to realize the effect that they were having on the environment, both positive and negative. Many managers have began to consult with local environment experts to maintain their respective courses in a more environmentally conscious manner and some have even gone organic. There are extreme factors that all golf courses must pay attention to in order to have a luscious and visually ...view middle of the document...

Although some studies have been conducted and have measured some chemical exposures but very little have been measured. Nevertheless, the opportunity still exists with which golfers actually come into chemical contact during a round. Also, there are only a few studies of all of the things a typical golfer would do that would increase pesticide exposure during a round of golf.

Figure 1: In the photograph above, a greenskeeper sprays the fairway with chemicals.

There is an extreme lack for research but at the same time, there are extremely simple things that each golfer could do to prevent the harmful chemicals from entering into the human body. First, golfers should at all times avoid chewing on strands of grass or on tees that have been at one point inserted into the ground of have been growing from the ground. They should follow this simple rule because if they don’t, they have basically provided a way for golfers to transfer the chemicals from the ground right into their mouths and into the ground. Another easy one that only applies to a certain target segment of golfers would be the golfers who smoke cigarettes, cigars and any other smokable tabacco products. Golfers should also try not to place cigars or other tobacco products on the ground while hitting their shots because this is also an easy way to transfer the chemicals into their bodies.
Once the chemicals get into the human body, Pesticides can cause extreme health reprocussions, ranging from nausea, asthma, your common cold-like symptoms, dizziness, headaches, infertility, rashes,learning disabilities, to leukemia as well as many other different kinds of cancers including brain cancer, breast cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Also, Asthma rates in the U.S. have dramatically increased, and there are some studies linking asthma in the American population to pesticides that are used commonly on golf courses.
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