Atrazine Among 67 Pesticides To Be Tested By EPA

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 5:37 PM EDT) -- Controversial chemical atrazine is among seven pesticides that will undergo preliminary screening by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for potential effects on human and animal endocrine systems, the agency announced Thursday.

The EPA will test a total of 67 pesticides that could potentially be endocrine disruptors — chemicals that interact with and disrupt the hormones produced or secreted by human and animal endocrine systems, which regulate growth, metabolism and reproduction, according to the EPA's news release.

Atrazine joins pesticides 2, 4-D, benfluralin, chlorthal-dimethyl (DCPA), fenbutatin oxide,...
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