Last year, we "introduced" you to atrazine, a common herbicide used on lawns, crops and even golf courses that may be hiding in your drinking water.
Already connected to a number of health problems -- birth defects and low birth weights -- in previous animal studies, this latest study (co-funded by the EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) links prenatal exposure to atrazine by male rats to delayed puberty and an 81 percent likelihood they will develop prostate inflammation.
Here's the real issue: The mothers of the affected male rats were exposed to the amount of atrazine that's close to what's legally allowed in drinking water. Not to mention, these findings may also apply to more herbicides in the chlorotriazine "family" (simazine, propazine).
Let's hope studies like this one persuade the EPA to reconsider its current position on atrazine. Until that day comes -- it could take many more years for the EPA to make a "final" decision -- there is one thing you can do to lessen the daily bombardment of environmental toxins: Consider these safe detox tips to eliminate chemicals from your body and to support the health of your liver and kidneys - naturally.
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