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Posted by pschaal

How likely is it that the modest use of tap water which may contain atrazine caused my miscarraige?  (we drink bottled water but we use tap water for cooking, bathing, dishwashing and clothes washing).
 
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Not at all.  In 2006, EPA concluded that cumulative exposures to these pesticides through food and drinking water are safe and meet the rigorous human health standards set forth in the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). This assessment showed that the levels of atrazine and simazine that Americans are exposed to in their food and drinking water, combined, are below the level that would potentially cause health effects.  A World Health Organisation (WHO) committee concluded in 2007 that atrazine is not teratogenic (does not cause malformations of an embryo or a foetus).  http://www.apvma.gov.au/news_media/chemicals/atrazine.php
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