Atrazine Facts

“Scientifically flawed,” “insufficient data,” “results problematic if not impossible” describe past critiques of studies done by Dr. Tyrone Hayes and others.

Dr. Tyrone Hayes has spent more than a decade allied with eco-activists peddling scare stories due to alleged health effects from atrazine. Yet despite his decade-long search and after more than 50 years of widespread use of this herbicide by farmers to minimize soil erosion while combating weeds, Hayes can offer no compelling real-world evidence that atrazine poses any appreciable risk to amphibian populations anywhere.  “Aside from his own often-conflicting lab studies, other researchers have not seen the effects Hayes claims to have found. Replication is the gold-standard of science and Hayes’ work has failed this test miserably.

It should also be noted that Dr. Hayes is an admitted anti-atrazine activist and has aligned himself closely with organizations including Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), organizations with a clear track record of campaigns against popular herbicides, large scale farm production and effective tools that have revolutionized agriculture today.

Read more about atrazine from the following science-based articles and Web sites:

Atrazine News – http://atrazine.blogspot.com/

EPA Atrazine Updates -http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/reregistration/atrazine/atrazine_update.htm

Atrazine.com – http://www.atrazine.com/AtraMain.aspx

No New Findings in Atrazine Study – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/no-new-findings-in-atrazine-study-promoted-by-discredited-researcher-according-to-the-hudson-institute-center-for-global-food-issues-85852412.html

Frog Sex Change Claims Flawed – http://www.cgfi.org/2002/10/frog-sex-change-claims-flawed/

Rachel Carson Syndrome: Jumping to Pesticide Conclusions in the Global Frog Crisis – http://www.cgfi.org/2005/12/rachel-carson-syndrome-jumping-to-pesticide-conclusions/

Growers support continued atrazine use -http://brownfieldagnews.com/2009/10/06/growers-support-continued-atrazine-use/

EXTREME ACTIVISTS TAKE THE REINS AT EPA, BY: ALEX A. AVERY AND DENNIS T. AVERY - http://www.cgfi.org/2009/11/extreme-activists-take-the-reins-at-epa/

Fearing Frog Deformities: Media and Environmentalists Croaking in the Wind – http://www.junkscience.com/jan08/fearing_frog_deformities.html

Tim Pastoor: Atrazine is proven safe, despite critics’ assertions http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/opinion/article_f4b0ba02-1052-11df-872d-001cc4c002e0.html