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Report finds no causal association between atrazine and cancer

[ 0 ] September 6, 2012 |

Abstract from the European Journal of Cancer Prevention:

…We reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency and Panel reports in the context of all the epidemiologic studies on the specific cancers of interest. A weight-of-evidence approach leads to the conclusion that there is no causal association between atrazine and cancer and that occasional positive results can be attributed to bias or chance. Atrazine appears to be a good candidate for a category of herbicides with a probable absence of cancer risk. Atrazine should be treated for regulatory and public health purposes as an agent unlikely to pose a cancer risk to humans.

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These findings are consistent with the conclusions of the Agricultural Health Study, a large multi-year study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and EPA, as well as  regulatory authorities worldwide, including the World Health Organization and government agencies in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

European Journal of Cancer Prevention

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