Pesticides Continue to Threaten the Health of Many

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Article Courtesy of Rachael Lallensack | October 17th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Farmer | Published as Educational Material

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Many areas around the U.S., including the rural town of Stoughton, are suffering from water contamination due to fertilizers and pesticides, the main one being Atrazine. In Wisconsin, it was found at twice the recommended health level, indicating high concentrations. Atrazine is considered an endocrine disruptor and has been tied to abnormal sexual development in animals. The endocrine system regulates blood sugar, reproductive systems, metabolism and development of the brain and nervous systems. Although regulations have been proposed, the debate on their limitations on the agricultural sector continues today. Read more about it here.

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