Monday, November 28, 2016

ATRAZINE HERBICIDE - BANNED BY THE EU BUT STILL WIDELY USED IN THE US

By Vicki Batts (Natural News)

This common herbicide used in the US was banned by the EU - linked to cancer, birth defects, and more

While glyphosate has been the primary target of global concern, there are still plenty of other harmful herbicides and pesticides on the market to be worried about. Atrazine, for example, is the second most popular herbicide in the United States, and it's so toxic that it has been banned in Europe.

Over a decade ago, the European Union chose to ban atrazine. Naturally, lobbying efforts have ensured that the US did not follow in their footsteps. Instead, atrazine has become a normal facet of American society. It's used on sugarcane, corn, pineapples, sorghum and macadamia nuts. It's also used in evergreen forest regrowth efforts, and on evergreen tree farms. The herbicide is also used on our nation's highways and railroads. So, it's basically everywhere. And it's an environmental hazard that's causing deformities and other abnormalities in aquatic wildlife, and other adverse effects in humans.