Cornfield weedkiller linked to frog decline

11-03-2008

Farmers' 50-year habit of spraying cornfields, other crops with tens of millions of pounds of long-lived weed killer atrazine may cause frog deaths in waterways by providing more food for snails, which carry frog parasite, study shows. And: Potomac River, source of drinking water and a fish habitat, contains Syngenta's herbicide atrazine, other suspected endocrine disruptors (click 'See also').

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Tags: amphibians, Andrew Blaustein, atrazine, David Skelly, Ecological Applications, ecologist, endocrine disruptor, EPA, food chain, frogs, herbicide, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es802779y, Jason Rohr, larval trematodes, Oregon State University, pesticide, Rhitu Chatterjee, Syngenta, UC-Berkeley, University of South Florida, weedkiller, Yale University




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