28 Apr '11, 3pm

Save the Frogs - ban atrazine and other frog-toxic pesticides

Friday is Save the Frogs day, with a big rally in Washington DC and an online petition to ban atrazine, a weed-killing pesticide that is very harmful to frogs. Pesticides are harmful – that’s why they end in “…cide”, like the words genocide and suicide. Pesticides kill things, by design. But, not just the intended targets like weeds or harmful insects. They also can be deadly to non-target or unintended things like frogs, fish, birds, bees, and us. And, by design, they are used in a way that releases them all over our land, water, and food crops. That’s why Congress established special rules for pesticides, different from other industrial chemicals, requiring that pesticide manufacturers, called ‘registrants’, provide toxicity data up front. And, the law requires, and obligates the EPA to evaluate the data and regulate pesticides with restrictions so that they are used “wi...

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Frog pictures for Save the Frogs Day

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