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

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |


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 and principal scientist with Syngenta Crop Protection. Findings are consistent with those from a 2006 triazine federal re-registration that was started in 1994 and included more than 6,000 scientific studies. Syngenta manufactures and sells atrazine, a compound in the triazine chemical family…

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