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Dangerous herbicide Atrazine makes frogs transgender

Posted: May 1, 2012 |  Comments


Renowned researcher and professor Tyrone Hayes has been studying the effects of the common herbicide atrazine for more than a decade. His findings contributed to the European Union's decision to ban this toxic endocrine disrupter.

Much of his research has focused on how atrazine affects amphibians, especially their processes of metamorphosis and sex differentiation. Be warned - it's not pretty.

Uncomfortable with a chemical that causes sex-changes in frogs to be allowed in our water and on our farms? Let Washington know. Legislation introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) would ban the herbicide in the U.S. Rep. Ellison's bill - H.R.4318 - would specifically prohibit production, sale, use, importation or exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine.

It's time to call your congressman to support this bill.

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