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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:


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 FIFRA SAP in 2010 which involved atrazine.

…Two of the major goals of the atrazine human health re-evaluation are to consider the degree to which the current drinking water monitoring program conducted by Syngenta (and as required by EPA) is sufficient to protect human health and whether or not a new human health risk assessment needs to be developed.  As part of the re-evaluation of the human health effects of atrazine, the Agency has evaluated the hazard potential of atrazine and the drinking water monitoring strategy together. Specifically, the frequency of drinking water monitoring is related to the temporal pattern of the toxicological endpoint of concern used for the risk assessment…

Please click here to read the original PDF version of this issue paper at

epa issue paper_atrazine

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