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Re-evaluation of the Human Health Effects of Atrazine: Review of Non-cancer Effects, Drinking Water Monitoring Frequency and Cancer Epidemiology

[ 0 ] July 21, 2011 |

From the July 2011 Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) Overview:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will convene a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) to consider and review atrazine water-monitoring and human-health studies July 26-29, 2011. The Public Comment period opens Tuesday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. and continues Wednesday morning, July 27, beginning at 8:45 a.m. The four-day public meeting will be held at:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Conference Center – Lobby Level
One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.)
2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Atrazine, a popular herbicide that controls weeds and reduces soil erosion, was re-registered in 2006, following a 12-year review of its extensive scientific database and an unprecedented number of SAPS. In 2009, EPA scheduled a series of new SAPs to re-evaluate the safety of atrazine.

In this 11th SAP since 2000, Syngenta has been contributing to EPA and the SAP additional information to advance the science on human toxicology and exposure and risk assessments. Atrazine is one of the most carefully examined pesticides in the world…

Please click here to read this review at atrazine_sap re-evaluation

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