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Ban Cancer-Causing Atrazine
2002-07-02, 11:36 a.m.

Like millions of Americans, you may be drinking tap water laced with atrazine, a dangerous weed-killer that causes cancer and reproductive problems. Tell the EPA to ban this toxic chemical.

The EPA is accepting public comments on how to assess atrazine's risks through July 5th.

Studies show that atrazine disrupts the production and function of normal human hormones, and is associated with a higher incidence of cancer in both humans and laboratory animals. The chemical causes severe sexual deformities in male frogs exposed at levels commonly found in rivers, streams, and even rain, and at 30 times lower than the level the EPA currently allows in drinking water. Just as alarming, a study at an atrazine manufacturing plant in Louisiana found that workers there were getting prostate cancer at three-and-a-half times the region's average rate. Several European countries have already banned atrazine, but the U.S. has not followed suit.

Send an email to the EPA and tell them to Ban Cancer-Causing Atrazine!

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