Atrazine

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Atrazine is an herbicide that does not occur naturally. Pure atrazine is an odorless, white powder that is not very volatile, reactive, or flammable and that will dissolve in water.

Atrazine is used to kill weeds, primarily on farms, but has also been used on highway and railroad rights-of-way. The EPA now restricts how atrazine can be used and applied; only trained people are allowed to spray it.

The general population is probably not exposed to atrazine. However, exposure to atrazine may occur at farms where it has been sprayed. Atrazine may affect pregnant women by causing their babies to grow more slowly than normal. Birth defects and liver, kidney, and heart damage has been seen in animals exposed to high levels of atrazine. This chemical has been found in at least 20 of the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the EPA.

See a doctor if you or a family member has been harmed by Atrazine. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be timelimits within which you must commence suit.

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See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Birth Defects
  3. Cancer
  4. Heart Problems
  5. Kidney & Urinary Tract Disorders
  6. Liver Problems
  7. Reproductive System: Overview
  8. Atrazine: Frequently Asked Questions
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