Facebook Post: 2009-10-02T15:13:43

Tasmanian petition to ban triazine herbicides if you’re in TAS

Triazines such as atrazine have been shown to potentiate breast and prostate cancers along with producing neurological, reproductive and immunological problems in fish, amphibians, birds and mammals including humans. The developmental origin of disease is well recognized. Cancer rates in Tasmania have dramatically increased between 1980 and 2005, up 33% for males and 30% for females. Tasmania has the highest cancer rates (excluding skin cancer) in Australia. This rise in cancer coincides with increased rates of diseases including diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and while there will be a range of contributing factors – this sharp increase in disease rates correlates with the widespread and largely unregulated use of endocrine disrupting pesticides such as the triazines.






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