Breast Cancer Fund
Atrazine, a pesticide so toxic that it has been banned in the European Union, is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in groundwater and surface water in the United States. More than 75 million pounds are applied to corn and sorghum crops annually and each spring and summer, Midwestern communities see an uptick in atrazine levels in their drinking water.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pledged to re-review atrazine for its toxic effects but the makers of this pesticide, Syngenta, have been lobbying hard to make sure that atrazine stays on the market. During the EPA’s last review of the chemical, Syngenta held over 50 private, closed door meetings with regulators.
In order for the American public to have confidence in this new safety review, it needs to be transparent, needs to thoroughly examine the independent science and needs to protect public health. Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that pesticides have no place in our drinking water.
Stand up for public health and scientific integrity in Atrazine review
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