Atrazine is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in U.S. ground and surface water. Syngenta Corporation makes and markets atrazine to farmers in the U.S., but not in its home country, Switzerland.
During U.S. EPA’s review of atrazine in 2003, Syngenta held over 50 private, closed door meetings with regulators. As a result of the EPA's approval, atrazine is used in agriculture throughout the Midwest. Now, millions of American families are exposed to this hazardous chemical.
On March 10, we delivered this petition with 2,751 signatures to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, with copies to leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Because of your great interest in this issue, we are still collecting signatures. We'll be submitting additional names to Administrator Jackson in the coming weeks. To learn more about our work on Syngenta's atrazine, please visit our webpage Atrazine: Syngenta's Herbicide. Thank you for supporting Midwest farmers, farmworkers and their families!