How polluted is a preschooler's world?

1:16pm, October 30, 2001

From Minneapolis, at the Second International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water.

Preschoolers ingest traces of atrazine, a herbicide used widely on corn, soybeans, and other major row crops, a new federal study finds. Though concentrations measured in the tots' drinking water were tiny, this preliminary phase of the analysis identified just one of several potential routes by which small children could be exposed to this and other toxic agents.

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