Minnesota Affirms Atrazine Regulation is Protective
A special registration review has found atrazine regulations do protect human health and the environment in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) this month completed a special registration review of the corn herbicide atrazine for the State of Minnesota.
According to the MDA, “The review finds that atrazine regulations protect human health and the environment in Minnesota.”
“Minnesota’s independent and exhaustive evaluation determined that atrazine use, as currently managed and regulated, is not harmful to humans or aquatic life and that it is rarely detected in Minnesota’s public water systems,” said Dr. Tim Pastoor, principal scientist at Syngenta Crop Protection. “Minnesota’s findings affirm what 6,000 scientific studies and 50 years of experience have told us. When the science does the talking, atrazine is found safe to use…”
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