News Date: 10/27/2009
Last week, NASDA submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to their announcement of a Science Advisory Panel (SAP) to examine cancer and non-cancer human health impacts of atrazine. The EPA is conducting the review in response to a report by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that the herbicide may be more harmful to humans than previously thought. The letter expressed concerns that, in light of significant scientific data available and EPA’s re-registration decisions, the recently announced SAP could lead to negative impacts on agricultural production and the economic vitality of rural America. (Contact: Nathan Bowen)
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