Indy Hawaii study downplays atrazine dangers, shows flaws in Kaua’i bill

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Last year, the Kaua’i County Council passed BIll 2491, legislation designed to restrict genetically modified crops while also targeting some agricultural chemicals, such as atrazine because of the unusual dangers they allegedly posed to local residents.

Now the state Department of Health has reviewed all the available environmental data on atrazine in Hawaii and found “no exceedances of health-based or ecological regulatory standards,” according to its report to the Legislature. The report clearly underscores the state’s shortcomings in monitoring pesticides within the environment. But it also reveals numerous flaws in how the Kaua;i County Council has chosen to address the pesticide issue on this island.

Read the full, original article: DOH Report on Atrazine