Epidemiology of Atrazine

  • Rolf Loosli
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 143)


Herbicidal s-triazines have been on the market for more than 35 years; simazine was introduced in 1956 and atrazine in 1957 (Worthing 1991). The current list contains a dozen important compounds (Loosli 1994). Experimental toxicology data suggested s-triazines to be safe in production and in recommended applications to crops. Health data of manufacturers and field workers corroborated the favorable expectations; that is, factories and farms have never reported health effects in personnel.


Activate Charcoal Triazine Herbicide Healthy Work Effect Primary Ovarian Tumor Work Environ Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Loosli
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  1. 1.SeltisbergSwitzerland

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