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Atrazine: NOT Banned in the E.U.

We’ve known it all along, and now you know it too: atrazine is not banned in the European Union. The Australian government explains it well in its recent report: atrazine not banned in the E.U.

It is frequently asserted that atrazine has been banned in the EU. This is an incorrect interpretation of the EC decision. Atrazine has not been assessed and de-registered because of a human health or environmental concern. It is not on any EU ‘banned list” and could theoretically be reregistered in the EU should the product registrant provide all the required data. Terbuthylazine, a herbicide very closely related to atrazine is registered in the EU.

http://www.apvma.gov.au/news_media/chemicals/atrazine.php#amphibians