"News" piece on the pesticide atrazine, which is reported to be the most heavily
"News" piece on the pesticide atrazine, which is reported to be the most heavily used herbicide in the United States. According to Tyrone Hayes, a University of California-Berkeley scientist, atrazine is probably linked to malformations in frogs. Phillip deMaynadier, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said Hayes' work shows that atrazine at a mere 0.1 part per billion harms frogs, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permits up to three parts per billion of atrazine in drinking water. deMaynadier would like to see Maine's chemical licensing authorities reconsider rules for atrazine use, but the Maine Pesticides Control Board said it will act only after the federal EPA reaches a decision, expected this summer, or another study duplicates Hayes' study beforehand.
Goldfine, Rebecca, ""News" piece on the pesticide atrazine, which is reported to be the most heavily" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 6012.