Gardening in Australia requires, to varying degrees depending where in the country you are, pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers.
When working with garden chemicals, always make sure you are wearing gloves. Apply sprays and dusts downwind and wear goggles if necessary. Always follow the directions.
Roundup, or the chemical glyphosate, is a very common herbicide used to kill weeds.
The World Health Organization classifies the common herbicide glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". But this doesn't mean using it to kill weeds in playgrounds will hurt children.
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