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EPA Issue Paper for July 2011 SAP: Re-Evaluation of Human Health Effects of Atrazine

[ 0 ] July 21, 2011

From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs: 1. INTRODUCTION Atrazine – a chlorotriazine herbicide – is currently one of the most widely used agricultural herbicides in the United States, with approximately 70 million pounds of active ingredient applied domestically per year… …As part of this re-evaluation, the Agency held three meetings of the […]

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Atrazine and breast cancer: A framework assessment of the toxicological and epidemiological evidence

[ 0 ] July 20, 2011

From Toxicological Sciences: Abstract – The causal relationship between atrazine exposure and the occurrence of breast cancer in women was evaluated using the framework developed by Adami et al. (2011) wherein biological plausibility and epidemiological evidence were combined to conclude that a causal relationship between atrazine exposure and breast cancer is “Unlikely”… …Epidemiological studies provide […]

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Syngenta files motion to compel in Greenville federal atrazine class action

[ 0 ] July 20, 2011

From Madison/St. Clair Record: The defendant in a proposed federal class action over water contamination allegedly caused by the weed killer atrazine is asking a federal judge to compel each plaintiff currently listed in the suit to answer discovery questions including those related to damages and water testing results. Defendant Syngenta Crop Protection LLC filed […]

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Federal Study Shows No Link between Atrazine and Cancer, says Syngenta Official

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011

From AGRICULTURE.COM: Atrazine is often the poster boy for links between farm chemicals and human cancer rates. Still, an extensive multi-year federal Agricultural Health Study (AHS) recently found no consistent association between the popular corn herbicide and cancer rates on farmers, farm spouses, and pesticide applicators. “This is good news,” says Tim Pastoor, a toxicologist […]