Human Health

For more than 60 years, governments and international agencies continue to approve atrazine because there is no credible connection between the herbicide and any health problem in humans.

Health Effects

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No one has, ever will, or ever could be exposed to enough atrazine in the natural environment to affect their reproductive health. In fact, atrazine has not been detected on food in any statistical significance, nor is it physically possible to dissolve enough atrazine in water to have any impact on hormones or human health.

Cancer

Researchers and regulators agree there is no consistent evidence of an association between atrazine use or exposure and increased chances of cancer.

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Endocrine Disruption

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In 2007, the World Health Organization reported that atrazine does not cause birth defects, and in 2011 an EPA Scientific Advisory Panel reported that atrazine does not affect reproductive or developmental outcomes, even at levels much higher than would ever be found in the natural environment. This EPA Scientific Advisory Panel reaffirmed that atrazine does not affect reproductive or developmental outcomes, even at levels much higher than would ever be found in the environment. It also found children and developing infants are not more sensitive to atrazine than adults.

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