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University of Washington study correlating atrazine to birth defects not credible

University of Washington study correlating atrazine to birth defects not credible

[ 0 ] January 15, 2010

From Syngenta US: The study released today by the University of Washington, purporting to show a correlation between atrazine usage and the incidence of birth defects in Washington State, is simply not credible. This is especially true when this population-based survey is contrasted with the weight of scientific evidence. A large number of rigorous scientific [...]

Death by a thousand studies

Death by a thousand studies

[ 0 ] November 15, 2009

From Madison/St. Clair Record: …The Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was beginning “a new scientific evaluation of atrazine” so it could determine whether or not the popular herbicide, regularly used by corn growers, is associated with causing cancer, birth defects, low birth weight, or premature birth. Such intent sounds appropriate until one [...]