Weed Killer in Your Water? Why Not? Everything Else Is!


Do you really trust the U.S. government to watch our behinds?  It’s time to stop!

Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in America with 100 million pounds of it applied each year.  It should come as no surprise that traces of this toxin can be found in 94% of all U.S. water.

The European Union banned the use of Atrazine more than 10 years ago yet its traces still remain in their water and their soil all these years later.  It’s too bad that the United States isn’t willing to do whatever is necessary to protect its people!

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the  most widely used herbicide in America:

Atrazine, 2-chloro-4-(ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-s-triazine, an organic compound consisting of an s-triazine-ring is a widely used herbicide. Studies thus far suggest that atrazine is an endocrine disruptor; an agent that has been shown to alter the natural hormonal system in animals.[1]

In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its independent Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) examined all available studies on atrazine and concluded that “atrazine does not adversely affect amphibian gonadal development based on a review of laboratory and field studies.”[2] However, its use remains controversial due to widespread contamination of drinking water and its possible associations with birth defects and menstrual problems when consumed by humans at concentrations below government standards.[3] Although it is banned in the European Union,[4] it is the most widely used herbicide in the US.

I guess you have the right to convince yourself that you fall within the 6% of America that is Atrazine-free.  Otherwise,  you’d have to acknowledge that you and your family have another HUGE problem with your water!  Ignorance is bliss?

The U.S. may NEVER be willing to take whatever action is necessary to protect its people.  The real question is are YOU willing to take whatever steps are necessary to protect your health and the health of your family?  Hmm…




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathryn Rottier says:

    good one, Lynn

  2. Bjenkins1325 says:

    Great article!!

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