30 Dec '15, 6pm

California lawmakers to decide whether to list atrazine as toxic to the reproductive system!

California lawmakers to decide whether to list atrazine as toxic to the reproductive system!

The state of California has been working to list atrazine—the United States’ second most-widely used herbicide—as toxic to the reproductive system under the state’s Proposition 65 , which requires public warnings to be posted when and where such chemicals are used. Now, a court decision coming as soon as January will determine how the state will move forward with the listing. This is a big deal. And it comes at a time when several top herbicides are under fire. In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate —the active ingredient in the pesticide Roundup—as a probable human carcinogen. In August, IARC declared that 2,4-D , is probably carcinogenic to humans. And earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew its approval of a new herbicide called Enlist Duo, which combines glyp...

Full article: https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/atrazine-latest-pes...

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