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atrazine

Toxicology A nonphytoestrogenic herbicide. See Phytoestrogen.

atrazine

a triazine herbicide; it is not poisonous at levels of intake likely to be encountered in agriculture.
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ERK1/2 phosphorylation in BG-1 (4) and 2008 (D) cells treated with vehicle (-), 100 nmol/L E2, or 1 [micro]mol/L atrazine (Atr) for up to 30 min.
The feminizing effects of atrazine happen at concentrations below drinking water standards.
Abundance of herbicides and pesticides, especially atrazine and metolachlor, can differ substantially with regards to individual studies conducted.
Atrazine is used to stop pre- and post-emergence broadleaf and grassy weeds in major crops.
Neuman-Lee, along with Stephen Mullin and other Eastern Illinois colleagues, is beginning to look at the possible effects of atrazine on northern water snakes.
Turns out, it was Syngenta, makers of atrazine, a widely used herbicide in the US, with serious endocrine-disrupting ability.
Farmers have been using atrazine for decades all over the country, although not surprisingly concentrations are highest along the Midwest's so-called Corn Belt.
Hayes says the experiments in his lab show that 30 percent of the male frogs that grew up in water with atrazine started to behave like females, and even send out chemical signals to attract other males.
According to researchers, atrazine wreaks havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 into females.
When we added the enzyme to a holding dam filled with runoff contaminated with atrazine, more than 90 per cent of it was removed in less than four hours,' says CSIRO Entomology's Dr Colin Scott.