Next week, EPA’s science advisors will wrap up a 2-year review of the latest studies on the health and environmental harms of atrazine. Administrator Lisa Jackson needs to know that people across the country are paying attention to what happens next.
Keep following the science, EPA» Let the EPA Administrator you support the agency’s review of new evidence on atrazine, and urge EPA to act swiftly once the science is in. We know atrazine is in our lakes, streams and drinking water. And we know exposure to the widely used herbicide has been linked to birth defects, infertility and hormone disruption. At next week’s meeting, scientists will focus in on exactly how atrazine affects children’s health, how best to monitor the chemical in our water supplies, and what scientists know about links to cancer.EPA officials are well aware how much a certain chemical registrant cares about their flagship product atrazine. Last time around, the company held more than 50 closed-door meetings with EPA officials during the agency’s review. They need to know how much the rest of us — parents, consumers, farm families — care too.
Time to protect farm families» We applaud EPA for taking a careful look at the 150+ new studies on atrazine and health — despite pressure from Syngenta and its allies to look the other way. Now it’s time to listen to that science, and take action on atrazine to protect children and farm families.