Overwhelming evidence supports need for Canadian atrazine ban
By Kim Perrotta, Muhannad MalasFeb. 13, 2017
Atrazine is a pesticide used extensively in corn production, but its widespread use is disconcerting. It’s known to change the gender of frogs and harm aquatic ecosystems, and it has been linked to birth defects, reproductive problems and cancer in humans.
David Suzuki, pictured. Ecojustice, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), the David Suzuki Foundation, Équiterre and Environmental Defence have asked Canada’s pesticide regulatory agency to conduct a wider review that considers ecological risks, surface water contamination, and human health risks. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The Health Canada agency responsible for evaluating pesticides based on their health and environment risks, is about to decide the fate of atrazine.
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