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  • Taking a Closer Look at Atrazine

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    Part one: My group did Atrazine and I came to quickly discover that it wasn’t just an herbicide farmer’s used. There was so much more to the story and it was more than a controversial topic, it involved a major feud between two sides. The company Syngenta, who primarily produces atrazine, and a now well-known scientist, Dr. Hayes. With Syngenta being the primary producer of the product it’s a no brainer that they would suffer if it were to be taken off the market. Dr. Hayes has published research

  • The Pesticide Called Atrazine Acts as an Endocrine Disruptor Promoting Demasculinization and Feminization in Amphibians

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    Stueve, T., and Gallipeau, S. 2010. Atrazine induces complete feminization and chemical castration in male African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 4612-4617. The authors have assigned key words described throughout this article including amphibian decline, endocrine disruption, pesticide and sex reversal. The larger or global context for the research conducted in this article is that the pesticide Atrazine is widely utilized across the entire

  • Essay On Agriculture In Agriculture

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    creation of tumors, it has also been correlated with breast cancer in female farm workers. In the other hand, leukemia has been correlated to three different pesticides – atrazine, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and captan (Berry et al. 2012). Also, particularly in African American males, there is a correlation between atrazine or captan with prostate cancer. Unfortunately, there is more research on the effect of pesticides and cancer on farm owners than on farmworkers (Zham et al. 1993). However

  • Environmental Pollution

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    herbicides that can be harmful to soil and agriculture farms. For example, Atrazine – a weed killer managed on agricultural farms – has been used since 1959. This weed killer gets sprayed over corn fields or soybean fields and then “it poisons from within” (Steingraber pg. 157). Atrazine can also inhibit the growth of nearby prairie groups when ingested, or we could look at the study done on lab rats that show when atrazine is exposed at an early age, it modifies the development of the mammary glands

  • Essay Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer

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    In the United States, starting from the first breast cancer case in 1930s to today, a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer increases to one eighth (Gray et al.). Continuously increasing breast cancer rate has caused a lot of concerns among not only ordinary people but also scientists. For decades, scientists have been working on the causes of breast cancer in order to find the corresponding methods of treatment. However, only about 25% of the breast cancer cases got explained (Brody et al.); till

  • Essay about Chemicals In The Environment

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    if we intend to keep on using our cars (Environmed Research Inc. 2). Atrazine is a commonly used corn herbicide in the United States. The lineone website says: The herbicide atrazine has been shown to affect the reproductive system development in rats. Mothers were dosed with atrazine and their offspring showed a delay in vaginal opening in the females and a higher incidence of prostate inflammation in the males. Atrazine has also been shown to affect hormone metabolism in women, which may have

  • The Issue Of Privatization Of Water

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    pesticides, especially atrazine. Atrazine is a herbicide that prevents vegetation from being ruined by insects and it is also used on grass and turf. It is also a chemical that is harmful to humans and other animals. It causes birth defects in many children whose mother was exposed to the chemical and the fetus feeding off of chemical water. And also, it affects frogs! Dr. Tyrone Hayes of Berkley University, “. . . found that atrazine has a number of effects, but most significantly atrazine demasculinizes

  • A Brief Note On The Global Water Crisis

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    The Global Water Crisis Water is the most important substance in the universe. Water resources support agriculture, industry, electric power, recreation, navigation, and fisheries. People need it to live and grow food. The availability of water resources and the quality of the water are vital to life and to the world’s economy. Water makes up about 71% of the earth’s surface, but over 97% of all the earth’s water is contained within the oceans as salt water, “only 2.5% of total water supply is

  • Pesticides Essay

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    that fifty-three kinds of pesticides are sprayed onto crops which can then be washed into groundwater. Atrazine is one of the most common pesticides used and has “caused gender mutations in amphibians and fish” (Phytila, par. 13). Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, scientists conducted a study that suggested that when male fish are exposed to very small amounts of atrazine, their population mutates to become more feminine. In a population of one-hundred-twenty-three trout

  • Water Passage Where The Tide Meets A River

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    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an estuary is defined as a water passage where the tide meets a river current; especially: an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river. In other words, it is where the freshwater from the river and the salty ocean water meet. Estuaries can be looked at in five different ways. The first view is the top view. When the top view is seen, one end of the river entering a large bay and on the other side, a small barrier island separates the ocean from the