Union since 2004, atrazine nevertheless remains on the U.S market as the second most widely used agricultural pesticide.
Fortunately a healthier future may soon be within reach: California has finally proposed to list atrazine under Proposition 65, a law which requires the state's businesses to warn citizens of unsafe exposures to toxins.
There's just one big hitch: The threshold the state proposes is too high to do much good for California's farmworkers who are chronically exposed to these chemicals or our kids who are particularly sensitive. The state's numbers are also flawed, based on a 20-year-old unpublished study by the pesticide's manufacturer.
August 17, 2015 Action Alert ID# 261
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