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Weed Killer in the Crosshairs

Concerns prompt reexamination of atrazine’s safety

1:22pm, February 12, 2010

Each year, American farmers and turf managers apply some 34 million kilograms of atrazine to quash broad-leaved and grassy weeds. Most treatments go to protect corn, sorghum, sugarcane and cotton, though golf courses sometimes tap the weed killer to maintain immaculate fairways and putting greens.

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