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atrazine_sap re-evaluation

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 […]

epa issue paper_atrazine

EPA Issue Paper for July 2011 SAP: Re-Evaluation of Human Health Effects of Atrazine

[ 0 ] July 21, 2011

From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs: 1. INTRODUCTION Atrazine – a chlorotriazine herbicide – is currently one of the most widely used agricultural herbicides in the United States, with approximately 70 million pounds of active ingredient applied domestically per year… …As part of this re-evaluation, the Agency held three meetings of the […]

no atrazine cancer link

Federal Study Shows No Link between Atrazine and Cancer, says Syngenta Official

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011

From AGRICULTURE.COM: Atrazine is often the poster boy for links between farm chemicals and human cancer rates. Still, an extensive multi-year federal Agricultural Health Study (AHS) recently found no consistent association between the popular corn herbicide and cancer rates on farmers, farm spouses, and pesticide applicators. “This is good news,” says Tim Pastoor, a toxicologist […]

epa review_atrazine & corn

Yet another look at atrazine

[ 0 ] November 25, 2009

From Delta Farm Press: Several years ago, a scientist at a land-grant university was discussing weed control options in corn. “It doesn’t really matter which herbicide you use as long as it contains atrazine,” the expert said. Atrazine has to be one of the most successful herbicides ever. The compound has been used on millions […]