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Gender bender chemical atrazine widely contaminates U.S. public water supply

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posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:05 PM

Gender bender chemical atrazine widely contaminates U.S. public water supply

Emerging research increasingly indicates that the U.S. water supply is widely contaminated with the endocrine disrupting chemical atrazine, but that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking almost no action on the threat.

Special agreements between the EPA and Syngenta, the top manufacturer of the atrazine used in the U.S., have led to limited weekly or biweekly testing

Prenatal exposure to low levels of atrazine has also been shown to predispose rats to cancer as adults

(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:05 PM
This is another example of how corporate influence is causing us to become ill and how the EPA is just another politicized entity.

Its been known for a while that atrazine causes reproductive problems and has been called the "gender bender" drug. The affects of atrazine on fish, amphibians and aquatic mammals is well known. It is also known that the levels of the drug in the water supply is not stable, but rather spikes during key cycles of the farming season. Studies have shown that children conceived in July and August, when the drug levels are the highest are more likely to have birth defects.

The testing protocols for this drug in the water supply are essentially designed not to recognize these spikes.

Once more organizations that have been designed to help are corrupted and fail to hold true to their mission.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:23 PM
Scary thought, if this is true. It also brings to mind if the water purifiers that you buy actually do anything to protect you. I am a heavy water drinker, more tap than bottle due to the waste that bottles make.

Thanks, OP, for giving me another reason to not trust everything out there.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by Bushido Kanji

My family and I are heavy water drinkers as well and have been using a ZeroWater filter system. I know that it removes disolved solids from the water effectively, but need to research if it removes this as well, but I don't see how it could.

There is no corn production near where I live outside of personal gardens, but I need to check what else this poison is used for.

I can guarantee that the biggest pusher of this lax policy is the ethanol lobby, which has significant power in DC.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by dolphinfan

S&F I wondered what the situation is in Canada, and it doesn't look good.


Studies in rats dosed with atrazine resulted in increases in mammary and uterine tumours, leukaemia and lymphomas. Based on the rat studies, atrazine has been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal studies also show that atrazine can have an effect on hormones by acting on the pituitary gland.

...Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration of 5 micrograms per litre of drinking water.

Minister's Response to a Petition, 2 November 2009:
Environment Canada has collaborated with Health Canada to prepare the Government’s response. I have reviewed this response, which is being sent to you by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and concur with its conclusions.

.....but nothing posted from Aglukkaq.

[edit on 7-9-2010 by soficrow]

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 02:00 PM
Also note:

What is Atrazine?

Atrazine is a systemic herbicide, commonly used to control broadleaf and grassy weeds in corn, rapeseed and low brush blueberries, and for general weed control. It was once used for algae control in ornamental ponds and aquariums. Trade names for this herbicide include AAtrex, Aktikon, Atranex, Bicep, Blazine, Cekuzina-T, Fogard, Gesaprim, Griffex, Maizina, Mebazine, Primaextra, Sutazine, and Vectal.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 02:47 PM
Our government should have the responsibility to provide us with clean and safe drinking water. It is horrifying to read what is really in our water.

Many people are affected by these chemicals, but they never realize that it is the water they are drinking. How sad.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 03:43 PM
You wouldn't believe the crap you are ingesting on a daily basis. Gender benders, neurotoxins, antidepressants, carcinogens, you name it. It's a wonder we're all still functioning.

Diseases like ADD and schizoprenia are the result of severe brain damage from all the junk that is going into our bodies from pesticides, beauty products, shampoos, water supply, toothpaste, prescription medicine, plastics, deoderants, I could go on and on.

The important thing to remember here is this is brain damage we all have; it's just much more severe in the people with the above mentioned diseases.

[edit on 7-9-2010 by sliceNodice]

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by sliceNodice

You're right. Perhaps the atrazine in the water is the reason we all have to endure a dozen commercials for Levitra and Viagra every night and double the amount during football games.

Be interesting to know the level of ED perscription medication in corn growing regions vs. non-corn areas.

Great for the pharma/chemical industry. They make dough on the front end making the poisons and then develop additional poisons to treat the problems caused by the first poison. Great business model

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:36 PM
This is why I only drink distilled water. Hopefully its still safe, but who knows these days. Still its got to be better than tap water.

posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 04:53 AM
reply to post by dolphinfan

It's always best to get a carbon block and R/o filter if not distilled. Distilled water is in most cases overkill, in fact, I find R/O water pure enough to clean telescope mirrors.

What we use, and is hugely overkill consists of the following.

Our inbound water is run through a sediment filter then a water softener. The water from the water softener then splits to sink water, fish water, and household water. The nondrinking water needs no further purification and goes directly to the showers, toilets, and appliances.(washing machine)

The sinks are fed by a separate water line that goes through a carbon block filter, and two R/O filters before going through a deionizer. The water is stored in a pressure tank that holds about 10 gallons of on demand water. This removes all solids and most dissolved components in the water, TDS readings are almost always 0. The process of using R/O units removes almost all flouride as well, giving the added bonus of no mind control.

If you dont feel like replumbing your house, go to the hardware store and look at their R/O sink units, the reverse osmosis units like those come with a faucet, pressure tank, and very basic setup with a carbon prefilter, block filter, and R/O membrane module, and is a simple install. Doing that yields awesome tasting drinking water that is devoid of most of this crap.

If you really want to scare people, take a hacksaw to an old R/O membrane and see the filth it removed.

posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 05:05 AM
reply to post by soficrow

wouldn't matter if you drink alot of water, everybody drinks alot of something....
and well, the beer, the soda, coffee, tea, whatever, it's made from the water...
so it would be contaminated also.

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