For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has already been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada.
At the moment, Atrazine is under special examination by the federal government and officials are recommending the renewal of the pesticide's registration. The final decision will be rendered by the end of winter, so we all need to step up and call for this pesticide to be banned in Canada!
Thanks to committed supporters like you, nearly 35,000 people have already signed the petition.
Let’s put an end to atrazine use in Canada!
Atrazine has significant effects on living beings :
- It is an endocrine disruptor, which means it can affect hormonal balance, and therefore growth, development and reproduction.
- Children are the most vulnerable because of the influence of the endocrine system on development.
- A study led by a researcher at Inserm, the French national institute of health and medical research, suggests that exposure to atrazine during pregnancy could affect the weight and head circumference of the newborn.
- Atrazine is one of the pesticides most frequently detected in surface water in Quebec : it has been found in 98% of the samples taken from rivers in corn-growing areas by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques.
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