Do you want to drink Atrazine daily for the rest of your life? If not, please go submit an official comment to the USEPA before their call for comments ends on October 5th.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released a 520-page document entitled “Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine“.
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released a document that details extensive ecological harm caused by Atrazine, one of the world’s most commonly used herbicides. In their 520-page report entitled “Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine”, the USEPA in their own words:
“presents the ecological risks posed by the use of the herbicide atrazine. Based on the results from hundreds of toxicity studies on the effects of atrazine on plants and animals, over 20 years of surface water monitoring data, and higher tier aquatic exposure models, this risk assessment concludes that aquatic plant communities are impacted in many areas where atrazine use is heaviest, and there is potential chronic risk to fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates in these same locations…EPA levels of concern for chronic risk are exceeded by as much as 22, 198, and 62 times for birds, mammals, and fish, respectively.”
Do you support the use of pesticides that present potential chronic risk for amphibians? Are you disturbed that the USEPA found levels of chronic concern for mammals were exceeded by as much as 198 times? We are mammals, so I’m sure you are at least slightly disturbed, given that Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. groundwater, rainwater and tapwater, and the USDA detected atrazine in 94% of American tap water samples.
Take Action Today:
Please go submit an official comment to the USEPA before the October 5th due date.
Dr. Kerry Kriger’s Official Comment
You can view SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger’s official comment to the EPA right here.
Dr. Kerry Kriger is the Founder & Executive Director of SAVE THE FROGS!, a nonprofit organization that has held over 2,000 educational events in 57 countries to raise awareness of the world’s rapidly disappearing amphibian populations. He is also a musician who has been studying, teaching, recording and performing the classical music of northern India on bamboo flute since 1996. Dr. Kriger holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has traveled to 69 countries. His nonprofit efforts in western Africa led him to being inducted as Chief of Environment and Development in the remote village of Yawkrom, in the Western Region of Ghana.