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|Originally Posted: 4 May 2011|
Atrazine - Let's Get It Banned
FROM Save the Frogs
Tell the EPA to BAN ATRAZINE IMMEDIATELY! Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tap water in the USA. It kills ANIMALS...which includes humans.
Frogs have been disappearing worldwide in recent years. How long will humans survive without frogs and bees??
Sign an online petition
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
Lisa P. Jackson
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish. Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA.
Frogs and humans share half our DNA, so Atrazine can't be good for humans either. That's likely why the European Union banned the harmful pesticide in 2004. But the company that produces it, Syngenta (based in Switzerland!) has $11 billion in revenues, and has a huge lobby to keep Atrazine on the market in the USA.
Frogs have been disappearing worldwide in recent years.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!