EPA Announces it Will Stop Monitoring Drinking Water for Atrazine

Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to stop monitoring the dangerous herbicide known as Atrazine in the U.S. water supply.

“Despite its name, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just exist to protect the environment,” Carlson said Friday. “It also exists to protect you, by policing against the many pollutants that are generated by modern life. But soon, the EPA will be doing a little bit less to protect you, and a little bit more to protect Big Agriculture.”

“Buried within a recent 60-page regulatory document, the EPA has announced it will soon end its Atrazine monitoring program, which tests drinking water to make sure that atrazine levels are safe.”

“Atrazine is a pesticide,” the Fox News host continued. “It’s the second most-common one in the U.S. Half of America’s corn crop is treated with it.”

“For newborn boys, atrazine exposure in utero is correlated with lower birth weight, undescended testicles, and deformities to sex organs,” he said.

Despite the fact that “30 million Americans had measurable amounts” of Atrazine found in their water systems, the EPA will now allow 50% more of the herbicide to enter the U.S. water supply at the behest of Big Agriculture.

“For the EPA, that’s not a concern,” the Fox News host concluded. “Their concern, is corn.”

And as Alex Jones has explained, Atrazine’s dangerous effects have been measured in certain frog populations which became hermaphroditic or otherwise refused to mate with the opposite sex when exposed to the chemical.

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