Lucas Noyes
Lucas Noyes

White Atrazine and it's effects are not disputed, there are many more issues affecting frog populations than just this issue. The links between rapid declining frog numbers and Atrazine is not so well established. Other pollutants in the environment, damage to waterway ecosystems and climate change are having a vastly larger effect.

Kerry Kriger
Kerry Kriger
  • Lucas Noyes

Perhaps true Lucas, but when you consider there are 18,000 other registered pesticides in the USA, you can imagine the overall threat from pesticides that amphibians face.

Patsy Harmsen
Patsy Harmsen
  • Lucas Noyes

But Lucas, the use of atrazine still on Tasmanian forest plantations must be contributing much to waterway ecosystem damage in Tasmania.

BillBob Fox
BillBob Fox

here in louisiana the air emmissions from fracking drilling gas wells is so bad the natural water breeding areas have shiny skims on top, no life underneath, I have well water and 500 gallon aquarium, 200 gallon, and several baby pools I keep filled with clean water, tiny duck weed grow son top. the tree frogs of several species come down to mate, bellow, sing, lay eggs , then go back up. I get such joy knowing I help just a little. no chemicals of any kind are used around my 7 acres,...

here in louisiana the air emmissions from fracking drilling gas wells is so bad the natural water breeding areas have shiny skims on top, no life underneath, I have well water and 500 gallon aquarium, 200 gallon, and several baby pools I keep filled with clean water, tiny duck weed grow son top. the tree frogs of several species come down to mate, bellow, sing, lay eggs , then go back up. I get such joy knowing I help just a little. no chemicals of any kind are used around my 7 acres, backed up to a restore the wetlands project. just a little help. if the wateri is clean, they will come.

Jose Bulatao Jr
Jose Bulatao Jr

We need to be mindful that "all creatures, great and small" must find ways to live in harmony with one another. To obliterate a species is a form of genocide! What goes around, comes around! MrB

Lee McFadyen
Lee McFadyen

Lucas Noyes points out that the fact that atrazine affects frogs is not disputed BUT many other factors must be considered. OK, lets consider them too, and do something about them.. Right now lets deal with atrazine and frogs.. Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Surely this must be addressed so doing it for the frogs does it for all of us.

Vicky Mortenson
Vicky Mortenson

I know for a fact that we are killing the frogs and Bats as well. We used to have migrations of them and now nonel. Nonel. But you can't tell these silly basturds anything. They think we are crazy. And they will untill it's to late.

Harry Young
Harry Young

Frogs are themselves natures original and natural "pesticides! So, let them flourish, for goodness sake!

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Connie Kenny
Connie Kenny

I mispoke below...I was referring to the stuff in Roundup, which is doing the same. Lots of evidence available....here's one: http://rense.com/general67/mons.htm.

Jane Knapp Ferraina
Jane Knapp Ferraina

As a gardner and naturalist, support the ban

Catharina Kaarsemaker
Catharina Kaarsemaker

Every living thing has a right to live

Myra Dalton
Myra Dalton

If it affects frogs in these adverse ways, think what the chemical is doing to humans. Our House of Reps. should include pesticides in the budget cuts...in fact, it should be priority.

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