[NAFEX] "Roundup" and other -cide effects

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Apr 14 15:41:21 EDT 2005


Research has shown that the way Roundup kills amphibians is not via the
active ingredient, but by the surfactants, which are unregistered 'inert'
ingredients designed, as I think all of you know, to help the active
ingredient permeate the weeds.  

Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8, 
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate

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Tanis,
A number of widely used insecticides are estrogen mimics and cause all sorts
of problems with vertebrates as well as the insects that they are supposed
to be targeted to.  I think there are a lot more of them around even than
the true hormones. 
Muffy Barrett






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