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E-M:/ results of an atrazine/frog study published today in the journal Nature-fyi





Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, have found that male
leopard frogs exposed to tiny amounts of the weed killer, atrazine, grew egg
cells in their testes, essentially turning them into hermaphrodites.  The
findings, published in the Oct.31 issue of the journal Nature, showed that
these sexual abnormalities turned up when concentrations of atrazine was as
low as 0.1 parts per billion (ppb), one-thirtieth the amount of the chemical
allowed in drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

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