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atrazine_safe & effective

Weight of evidence supports safety and economic benefits of atrazine

[ 0 ] March 2, 2010

From Syngenta Crop Protection: Based on the weight of evidence of more than 6,000 studies, scientists around the world have shown that atrazine is safe to use – providing farmers an important tool to bring us safe, abundant and nutritious food. A recent study on frog development runs counter to the vast majority of scientific […]

atrazine_UW study

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 […]

epa and atrazine

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 […]