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EPA Set to Re-Evaluate Safety of Atrazine

This summer, the EPA is organizing its final round of evaluations for the popular broadleaf pesticided, atrazine.

According to the EPA’s website, the evaluation process began in 2009 and should conclude this summer. 19 scientists, selected by the EPA, will review recent data “relevant to evaluating potential sensitivity to infants and children”. Atrazine is a suspected hormone disruptor and new studies have linked atrazine in drinking water to birth defects in children exposed in the early fetal development stages.

You can join the Pesticide Action Network of North America in urging the EPA’s Lisa Jackson to pay attention to the science and protect children and families.

Click here to sign the petition: http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7315

Read more here: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/atrazine/atrazine_update.htm

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