In Reversal Of Bush Policy, EPA Launches New Study of Atrazine’s Health Effects
"This administration is taking a hard look at the atrazine decision made by the previous administration."
- Dale Kemery, EPA spokesman
The Environmental Protection Agency today reversed its stance on the potential hazards of atrazine, one of the most commonly-used herbicides in the country, saying it will re-examine how the chemical affects human health.
The announcement marks a departure from the agency's policies on atrazine during the Bush administration, when officials said that the concentrations of the herbicide measured in drinking water did not endanger public health.