May 14th, 2005

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High-Level Pocket Pissing

The following information from an article in the Australian Financial Review:-

Atrazine is a herbicide, at least 600 tonnes of which is used annually in Australia in industrial-scale logging and some cropping. If the federal government achieves its 20:20 vision for forestry targets, that figure could climb to 5000 tonnes by 2020. Yet Atrazine "poses no undur hazard to most users" according to the Australina Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Most countries have a "Human Health Level" which triggers an alert for chemical contamination. The HHL for Atrazine in the EU (before it was banned) was 0.5 parts per billion. The US level is 3ppb and the Australian level is 40ppb.

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This is really scary shit.
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