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One of the primary goals of the World Health Organization and its member states is that “all people, whatever their stage of development and their social and economic conditions, have the right to have access to an adequate supply of safe drinking water.” A major WHO function to achieve such goals is the responsibility “to propose regulations, and to make recommendations with respect to international health matters ….”

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), a joint committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), re assessed atrazine in September 2007 and published the final report in October 2009.  In October 2010 the WHO recommended a new drinking water standard for atrazine of 100 parts per billion, an increase from the previous WHO standard of two parts per billion.

Atrazine in drinking-water: Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

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