Atrazine is one of the world’s most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish. Atrazine is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. The European Union banned this harmful pesticide in 2004 and it is time the United States followed suit! SAVE THE FROGS! needs your help to ensure Atrazine gets federally banned and out of production as soon as possible! Click here to tell the EPA to ban Atrazine!
Special Event August 18th, 2013: SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Tyrone Hayes will give presentations on Atrazine and discuss ways that you can help us get it banned. Please watch this video of Dr. Kriger’s 2012 speech at US EPA headquarters for some valuable background. Meets online 5pm-6pm San Francisco time. Register here.