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Petitioning US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson

Save The Frogs, Ban Atrazine!

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Frogs in the United States and worldwide are rapidly disappearing. Atrazine is one of the USA’s most commonly used pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, primarily corn, sugar, rice, and sorghum. Atrazine is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish, and has been banned in Europe since 2004. Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in USA’s rainwater, groundwater and tapwater. Atrazine is produced by Syngenta, the world’s largest pesticide company, based in Switzerland – a country where Atrazine is illegal. Atrazine is the 21st Century’s DDT! Let’s get it banned!

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