News of the WeekAMPHIBIAN DECLINES

Conflict Brewing Over Herbicide's Link to Frog Deformities

Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 938-939
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5595.938

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New findings suggest that exposure to very low amounts of atrazine--one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States--in the wild is turning male frogs into hermaphrodites. But new experimental results in another frog species cast doubt on such low-dose effects. At stake could be continued regulatory approval for atrazine.

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