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Atrazine Prompts Lawsuit, New Study Cites More Frog Effects

3:49 PM MDT | March 15, 2010 | REBECCA COONS

Sixteen cities from six Midwestern states have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Illinois seeking compensation from Syngenta for the costs of filtering the company’s embattled herbicide atrazine from drinking water. The commonly used chemical has been under increased scrutiny in the past year despite its re-registration in 2006. The EPA announced in October of 2009 that it would review atrazine’s safety profile after reports of higher-than-legal amounts of the chemical were found in Midwestern water systems. Other studies have linked the herbicide to abnormal sexual development in frogs....

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