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Re: [APD] Atrazine
Bill, I don't like to argue either! (No snickering, now!) A few years
ago I read that the number of chemicals that cause cancer is remarkably
small compared to the total number of chemicals in use. So, when it is
learned that a cupful a day of Chemical X causes cancer in mice, that
is not really a joking matter. It means that that chemical is highly
likely to cause cancer in any animal in even very small doses. Or, to
put it another way, a chemical can't be just a little bit carcinogenic.
I'm not a chemist or a biologist so I can't say this is true, but it
makes sense to me.
On Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 11:15 AM, Bill D wrote:
> This is not to argue about something of which I know very little, but
> to get information so that I can be a more effective lobbyist/letter
> I can find no scientific data that shows that Atrazine is a health
> hazard to
> humans. It has been shown to cause cancers in lab animals (as have a
> lot of
> other commonly-used products) and there is some anecdotal evidence
> that it
> has caused problems, but that's all I can find.
> The product is up for relicensing in October, and if it really does
> a health hazard I'd like to know, so that I might do something.
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