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Atrazine, a widely used herbicide in the U.S., has led to a shocking increase in birth defects

Atrazine, a widely used herbicide in the U.S., has led to a shocking increase in birth defects

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Traces of atrazine, a popular weedkiller, have been detected in 94 percent of water supplies studied by the USDA, making it a more common contaminate than any other pesticide. And for an estimated 7.6 million Americans, atrazine contaminates tap water supplies in amounts that potentially threaten human health. Now, new research has shown that atrazine is causing an uptick in birth defects.

Source: Atrazine, a widely used herbicide in the U.S., has led to a shocking increase in birth defects

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