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Syngenta stands by the safety of atrazine

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

Syngenta stands by the safety of atrazine. Our goal always has been to clearly communicate the facts about atrazine and correct the record where there is misinformation regarding the established safety of our product. And we will continue to defend our product and encourage others to share their knowledge, experience and scientific data about the safety and benefits of atrazine.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a rigorous and transparent registration process for products like atrazine. This process relies on sound science and requires more than 120 health, safety and environmental tests conducted under strict regulations as well as public disclosure of data, and numerous opportunities for public comment and input. As part of its safety record, atrazine has passed multiple reviews by the EPA that included a definitive study demonstrating atrazine has no impact on amphibian reproductive health (Kloas, 2009). In 2012, EPA reaffirmed its position, stating ‘…no additional testing is warranted to address this issue.’

Atrazine is one of the most carefully studied and thoroughly tested compounds in the world. Nearly 7,000 scientific studies conducted over more than 50 years establish its safety for humans and the environment. EPA, the World Health Organization and government regulators in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia have found atrazine to be safe at levels found in the environment. Scientists have also documented the extensive environmental and economic benefits farmers who safely use atrazine have been experiencing for more than 50 years.

Sound science has shown that atrazine does not and cannot cause adverse effects at levels that people would ever be exposed to in the real-world environment. That’s why millions of farmers rely on atrazine to protect our food supply and help feed the world.

Response to Ackerman et al. study – Would banning atrazine benefit farmers?

[ 0 ] January 17, 2014

Syngenta stands by these findings and the many benefits that atrazine offers to food production, crop yield, the environment, job creation and the U.S. economy.

Atrazine article is advocacy, not journalism

[ 0 ] June 18, 2013

An article about Syngenta’s defense of atrazine was recently posted on the Environmental Health News website. It’s important to understand this story is a work of advocacy, not journalism. It was written as part of a new effort on the part of plaintiffs’ attorneys reported to be planning future litigation.

Study shows atrazine poses no cancer risk in drinking water

Study shows atrazine poses no cancer risk in drinking water

[ 0 ] February 8, 2013

A new report in the March 2013 issue of European Journal of Cancer Prevention states atrazine appears to be a good candidate for a category of herbicides with a probable absence of cancer risk. The authors, Boffetta et. al, recommend that atrazine continue to be treated for regulatory and public health purposes as an agent […]