January 24, 2021

The news service people turn to for quality information and opinion.

In your backyard / Wallabies exposed to common weed killer have reproductive abnormalities

1 min read
A new study on atrazine adds to a growing body of research showing the pesticide can interfere with animals' sexual development in various animals.

A new study on atrazine adds to a growing body of research showing the pesticide can interfere with animals’ sexual development in various animals.

Applied to agricultural fields, lawns, and elsewhere to kill weeds, atrazine is often found in low levels in streams, lakes, and drinking water in the U.S. and Australia, who are the world’s two biggest users.

Atrazine disrupts the aromatase pathway and converts testosterone to oestrogen – doing significant reproductive damage males. It increases the risk of of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, breast cancer, and endometrial cancers in women.

Several studies show that as little as a few parts per billion can do this.


Share your stories and express your views.