Gloria Lemos
Gloria Lemos

Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides and tests show that it turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. More than 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish.
The European Union banned the harmful...

Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides and tests show that it turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. More than 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish.
The European Union banned the harmful pesticide in 2004 but the USA lags behind. The company that produces it, Syngenta (based in Switzerland!) has $11 billion in revenues, and has a huge lobby to keep Atrazine on the market in the USA.
Frogs have been disappearing worldwide in recent years and now need your help to get Atrazine banned in the USA. Please sign the petition today and forward it to friends. Join SAVE THE FROGS! and other evenironmental groups in Washington, DC on October 12th, 2013 for the International Day of Pesticide Action, as we rally on the Mall and call for a federal ban on Atrazine.

Joanne Romig Nilsson
Joanne Romig Nilsson

Take one species from this planet & others are sure to follow. Every species (except humans) plays an important role.

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.

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.

Ellen Hatch
Ellen Hatch

Everything IS connected. I wish the idiots who run this world would figure that out. Hey, WE are SUPPOSED TO run our world in America. Get off your lazy fat duff and help us.

San Bej
San Bej

Stop it now they decline everywhere.

Debra Lessard
Debra Lessard

I have also noticed frog decline. I got in touch with sfwd about this very problem That was 6 years ago. It takes forever for anything to get done on environment. It might be too late to save us or our planet. It saddens me what men have done to our planet. Makes me weep.

Angus Gordon Basil
Angus Gordon Basil

Ultimately there is no such thing as a "safe" pesticide. They are all toxins.

Rich Fuller
Rich Fuller

A worthwhile cause...

Lou Andrews
Lou Andrews

This isn't just about frogs, read the maths, it's astounding. Seriously, think hard before you eat American crops! Even Europe banned this chemical in 2004!

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