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Atrazine is being subjected to a reevaluation since prior EPA studies during the reregistration process appear to have ignored hormone disruption and exposure studies

Atrazine, a triazine herbicide, stops pre- and post-emergent weeds by inhibiting electron transport, ultimately blocking photosynthesis. [More about the quantum mechanical properties of photosynthesis will be noted in a subsequent blog.] EPA reexamined data on the herbicide's putative toxicity four...

The herbicide Atrazine has estrogenic effects and interferes with metamorphosis of frogs

Prior posts have noted various theories, and the support for such, related to the decreasing presence of frogs in riparian habitats. These have included various pesticides and infections from viruses and fungi. Now, Atrazine joins the parade of possibilities. Past research reports have noted evidence...

Amphibians face threats from chemicals across the landscape

Numerous prior posts have noted various theories and evidence for the reduction in number of frogs found in various environments. Taking a step back from focusing on agricultural lands and practices, some researchers are surveying the presence of frogs, including intersex frogs (those with both male...

Toxicologist Responds to Atrazine's Critics

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP I recently attended a seminar with Tim Pastoor, a toxicologist from Syngenta and a leading expert on atrazine (also simazine and propazine), a popular farm herbicide used to control weeds in corn and sorghum. This was particularly interesting...

Atrazine Settlement Provides Millions to Water Utilities

By Todd J. Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP A class action lawsuit alleging that the herbicide Atrazine contaminated various Midwestern water supplies has been settled. As part of the settlement , Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. (Syngenta), the maker of Atrazine, has agreed...