Into the Mouths of Babes

Wednesday, June 30, 1999

Atrazine, the most heavily used herbicide in the United States, is a cancer-causing weed killer applied to 50 million acres of corn each year. After it is applied each spring, it runs off cornfields and through drinking water plants into the tap water of millions of Midwestern homes. While many larger water utilities suppress atrazine levels through special treatments, toxic traces remain in finished water.

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