Feminized Frogs: Herbicide disrupts sexual growth

By Ben Harder, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

At common environmental concentrations, the popular weed killer atrazine strips male frogs of a key hormone and turns some of them into hermaphrodites, according to new research. The finding raises concerns that the chemical may be contributing to global amphibian declines.

In use for about 4 decades and currently employed in 80 countries atrazine is the most common herbicide in the United States. It's found in virtually all the nation's waterways and is especially prevalent around cornfields...

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