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.

Lola Hayes Richards
Lola Hayes Richards

Humans and frogs share half our DNA. If Atrazine has proven to be harmful to frogs, imagine what affect it's having on humans. For the sake of the world's remaining frog populations, and for the health of ourselves and our children, I urge the United States Environmental Protection Agency to place a federal ban on the sale and use of Atrazine.

Mark Donners
Mark Donners
  • Lola Hayes Richards

I don't have much hope for the EPA since it's corrupt to the core and in the pockets of criminal corporations . Europe just implemented a continent wide ban on the neonicotinoids..the nerve agent pesticides that are killing off bees and pollinators..Europe came to their senses much to dismay of the terrorist poison corporations, Bayer, Sygenta, Dow and Monsanto, but of course the EPA in the US immediately declared they would not ban those nerve agent poisons, even though they know full well...

I don't have much hope for the EPA since it's corrupt to the core and in the pockets of criminal corporations . Europe just implemented a continent wide ban on the neonicotinoids..the nerve agent pesticides that are killing off bees and pollinators..Europe came to their senses much to dismay of the terrorist poison corporations, Bayer, Sygenta, Dow and Monsanto, but of course the EPA in the US immediately declared they would not ban those nerve agent poisons, even though they know full well their neonicotinoids are responsible for 65% of the bees in the US being already gone. Without pollinators in the ecology that would also be the end of food crops but the EPA would murder all of America if it meant a short term profit for their circle of thugs.

San Bej
San Bej

Stop it now they decline everywhere.

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.

Connie Kenny
Connie Kenny

I read about this a couple of years ago, and have mentioned it to all my friends (much to their chagrin) Yet, as I walk down the aisles of home improvement stores, both sides are still crammed with these products, there is no real 'hit-on-the-head' warning. Where is the EPA in all this?

Josh McCullough
Josh McCullough

We don't own the Earth. Yet people are effectively dumping poison into the Earth's soil. Doesn't seem right. But people need to be made aware of what they're doing and private companies need to find safe alternatives to harmful pesticides. More government regulation, rules and laws will just make everything worse for all of us.

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