Spraying neem oil pesticide in fruit garden, will this affect pregnancy?
by Ela Nami
(Los Angeles, CA)
I bought some neem oil and looked online for a recipe to mix a pesticide or insect deterrent for my yard and garden. I'm concerned of the contraceptive effects of the neem oil on friends and family members sitting in my yard and garden. Will the neem oil 'bug spray' affect my friends and family's ability to be/get pregnant by virtue of being in my garden/yard?
Second, will the neem oil absorb into my fruit and herbs (guavas, grapefruit and lemons & rosemarie and mint ) if I spray it on the plants/trees? Will simply washing the exterior of the fruit/herb ensure that those eating them will not be subject to the contraceptive effects of neem oil?
Your response to this is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!