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Sharon
- 535 days ago - causes.com
Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides & tests show that it turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. It also causes cancer in laboratory mammals & developmental problems in fish. Please sign & share



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Sharon Ross (216)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:26 pm
Amphibian populations (such as frogs) are rapidly disappearing worldwide, and pesticides are a primary contributing factor, as they inevitably end up in the water where amphibians live and breed. Abundant scientific evidence shows that this dangerous herbicide harms a variety of wildlife species, at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. It is unfathomable to allow the use of a chemical that can so easily turn male frogs into females, as has been shown to be the case with Atrazine.
Atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine is one of the world's most common pesticides and tests show that it turns male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. More than 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish.
The European Union banned the harmful pesticide in 2004 but the USA lags behind. The company that produces it, Syngenta (based in Switzerland!) has $11 billion in revenues, and has a huge lobby to keep Atrazine on the market in the USA.
Frogs have been disappearing worldwide in recent years and now need your help to get Atrazine banned in the USA. Please sign the petition today and forward it to friends. Join SAVE THE FROGS! and other evenironmental groups in Washington, DC on October 12th, 2013 for the International Day of Pesticide Action, as we rally on the Mall and call for a federal ban on Atrazine.
 

Brenda Nelson (3)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:30 pm
Just another reason to insist on organic food. All pesticides have some risks, if not to frogs to birds, if not to birds to the coral reefs as they make their way (via runoff) to the oceans.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:59 pm
already signed, noted, thanks
 

Nancy Black (301)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:11 pm
Noted, tweeted tweeted, shared and previously signed. We need to save our frogs before they go extinct or lose their genetic identity.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 4:52 am
only noted thx:)
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 6:49 am
Sorry Sharon , I couldn't reach site , error found . Thanks .
 

Trinity Bell (32)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:30 am
Trying to sign but it's not working :(
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:22 am
Not working but will try again soon. Thanks
 

Sharon Ross (216)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 2:10 pm
Sorry everyone, don't know why the link doesn't work, please try this one, i found, it's from the "Save The Frogs!" own site, thanks.
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6000/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2834
 

Ellen G. (339)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:45 pm
TY Sharon. 2 sigs
 
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