by Taetske | 11:22 am
(Last Updated On: July 6, 2021)


Turn a male frog into a female frog using Atrazine


I find this a worrying thing as it meddles with nature in a huge way. Already in the early 2000s in Hayes’s studies, it showed that Atrazine disrupts sexual development in amphibians. After all, frogs form part of nature’s food chain.

Now imagine that a frog is eaten by a snake or a big bird. That means the Atrazine will get into their system as well. Slowly but surely it will spread through different species.


Frog Eggs

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The dangers of Atrazine

Atrazine is a pesticide manufactured by agrochemical giant Syngenta. When you open their website, oh how sweet, you will see a butterfly on a flower with the announcement: Let’s increase our food supply without reducing theirs. Hello? What is this nonsense?

Everybody should know by now that bees, butterflies, and insects, in general, are in rapid decline worldwide. Insects are in decline, especially in those countries where crops are sprayed with pesticides. Atrazine can cause breast cancer, prostate inflammation, and puberty delay in animals. When one reads that, one should always ask the question, what about humans?

Normally what is bad for animals is neither good for humans. Sometimes scientific studies are kind of slow in showing that, but I think if you know a product is bad for animals, it is better to stay safe and not use and/or eat it. An article in the New York Times came out with some disturbing news.


Check your drinking water

No need to ask if this pesticide will be good for us. It will have serious health indications. We already have it in drinking water. It is one of the most-detected crop chemicals in our water and with data from 2015, already 30 million Americans have Atrazine in their drinking water.

If you suspect you have Atrazine and or other harmful herbicides in your tap water, you should consider a carbon filter to remove it. You can also have a look at the EWG’s Water Filter Guide.

Atrazine is the second most used herbicide in the U.S., so you do not need to ask the question if it may harm your health. The answer is obvious! When you know that they spray 70 million pounds yearly on crops, one knows it ends up in the foods we eat. That means we are slowly but surely poisoning ourselves daily.


Water in a glass

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Is this herbicide allowed in Europe?

Atrazine is banned in Europe. This happened in March 2003, that is at least what the people think. I have found out that this is not true. Have a look at the following report. Even if in this case Atrazine is still used in Europe, there are other cases of harmful things that have been prohibited in Europe but still are allowed in the United States.

It is not a nice thought, but are U.S. citizens less protected and taken care of than the citizens in Europe?


Genetically modified is no good

GMO for example. Until the 1990s, the regulation in Europe was less strict than in the United States. Over the years, a shift was observed, and by 2015 Germany, Poland, France, Scotland, and several other countries stopped cultivating GMO crops.


Spraying of the fields

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Monsanto’s famous creation

Roundup is another good example where countries do not or only partially agree to have each their own calendar. My personal experience is more than bad, so I banned it from using it on my property in 1981. After spraying the cobblestones on my patio, the fish in the pond started dying when, 3 weeks later, we were sweeping the dried-up weeds.


An unhealthy substitute for cigarettes

The fact that e-cigarettes were sold to children in the U.S. when in Europe you had to be an adult to be able to buy them. Luckily the FDA stepped in and on Aug. 8th of 2016 put a ban on the sale of e.-cigarettes to minors. Many countries worldwide now ban the sale of e-cigarettes like Brazil and Uruguay.

We know already that this type of cigarette might even be worse than smoking normal cigarettes. Even if there is a smoking ban on cigarettes, restaurants, and bars allow the use of e-cigarettes. That is probably the reason why the sales of these e-cigarettes are on the rise.

There is a big difference between the U.S. and Europe, in products known all over the world. Take, for example, the famous McDonalds fries. The recipe and the way these fries are prepared differs a lot from Europe compared to the U.S.

Personally, I find it more than strange that in the U.S. foods are for sale when the ingredients are known to be harmful. It really makes one think, what are we, guinea pigs?



E-Cigarette image Lindsay Fox


As an afterthought

We live in the 21st century where a lot of things have improved compared to the past. There is a better schooling system. Housing and transport have also improved. With the scientific advances made last century, one would assume health is also getting better. Just by looking around, this idea is often contradicted.

Strangely enough, with all the science available, instead of protecting the people, it seems that money outscores public health. Nowadays it is more and more difficult to know what is in your food.

Often we are misinformed, and misleading advertisement kind of brainwashes us. Children are showing symptoms of obesity and diabetes at an early age.

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are not clean anymore and therefore are not apt for human consumption, or should be considered harmful to our health. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Do not take for granted all you read, hear, or see, do your own investigation, your health will thank you.

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Source: Olga Naidenko Ph.D. Senior Science Advisor for Children’s Environmental Health and Wikipedia and EWG.

Photo Source: Pixabay


I had to learn the hard way, but at least I did learn my lesson. Perhaps you like to read my private story on Roundup.

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I have to say that this article contains some very alarming information. We have been messing around with Mother Nature for too long and unfortunately we are now paying the price. I am really careful not to drink unfiltered tap water anywhere since I’d heard some of these facts before reading this article. Do you think that bottled water such as Poland Spring is safe or does the possibility of phthalates pose too great a risk? Also you mention that e-cigarettes are sold to children in the US. It’s my understanding that no one can purchase e-cigarettes under the age of 18.

Sep 28.2018 | 06:26 pm


Good evening Lynn,

Thank you for visiting my website and leaving your comment.
You are right, the U.S. has updated the laws on e-cigarettes. In the U.S and the UK, it is legal to sell them to adults. On Aug. 8th, 2016 The FDA put a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. One of the few good things the FDA has done.
There are many countries which ban these type of cigarettes completely like Brasil, Uruguay to name a few. In Canada it is illegal. In Europe, you have to be over 18 to be able to buy it. It seems that slowly but surely countries worldwide, at least in this aspect. are equalizing the laws.
Thank you for pointing this out I will adjust my post.

This report does not mention Poland Spring but I think it still gives a good idea what is happening in the “water” world.
I do not know if you think this answers your question if Poland Spring contains phthalates but it is quite a read.

Phthalates or plastic is present everywhere in our modern life. It can be found also in the foods we eat. I find that really worrisome and wrote the following post on it.
Regards, Taetske

Sep 28.2018 | 07:37 pm


I never head of the word Atrazine before. It seems like a toxic material. Turning a male frog into female? That’s sounds like magic. Why does Atrazine used in Americans water? In my country only has chlorine. Today’s modern world is full of toxic stuff. So how to get rid of it? Just by boiling the water can remove it?

Oct 15.2018 | 11:30 am


    Good afternoon Kit,

    Atrazine is not put in water on purpose, it gets in there because of our stupid actions using all these pesticides.

    Boiling water does not remove chemicals or minerals, it only kills bacteria.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 15.2018 | 01:50 pm


Unfortunately it sounds like Atrazine may be similar to many other chemicals and items that are working their way slowly up the food chain. I recently read that plastics are having the same negative impact, even when broken down.

There is a new theory that plastic molecules left over after being consumed/digested are slowly causing huge negative effects on anything consuming them, especially larger creatures like killer whales that end up eating all the build up from consuming creatures lower in the food chain.

To be clear, I see you recommend a carbon filter. Is this necessary even if you’re getting city water from a major city like New York or Chicago? Or would the sanitation systems already be removing it?

Oct 15.2018 | 11:33 am


    Good afternoon Graig,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. It is awful our modern times has such a negative impact on Flora and Fauna. It is us who produce the plastic and pollute the oceans. The ice around Greenland which freezes and melts depending on the season nowadays releases a lot of microplastics. The ancient ice does not boast of this ingredient, that is sure.

    You are right in stating that plastics which are broken down by nature are still making their way into the food chain. Organisms that consume this substance are ingesting chemicals which are still toxic. All this is bioaccumulative.

    No currently designed water treatment system has the ability to remove all of the pharmaceutical/chemicals that are found in drinking water supplies, it would be far too expensive. Yes, I do think a personal carbon filter system would be a good idea.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 15.2018 | 01:45 pm


Things are not what they seem!  Pesticides should be banned. I always wash all fruits and vegetables with the hope and belief that all pesticides are washed away- but will I ever be certain that it did? Probably not. It is my personal opinion that all the cigarette and e-cigarette companies should be closed down permanently. But they won’t be otherwise the Governments around the world will suffer huge losses! I do hope all the governments realise soon that money will be of no use if humans cease to exist!  But I will be using a filter for drinking water henceforth even though I live in the UK. Thank you for all the information – it was very enlightening what goes on in the world. 

Oct 15.2018 | 11:39 am


    Good afternoon Priya,

    Thank you for your visit and your comment. The idea of washing fruits and vegetables is a good idea, a little shot of vinegar is also helpful. It is strange that all the things that are bad for humans are so profitable for a few, be it governments and or companies. The only thing we can do is to be informed as much as possible and make our own choice trying not to be influenced by advertising etc.

    A water filter is never a bad idea as the authorities cannot filter out the harmful particles, that would be too costly. Each household should have a filter and take care that the water you drink is as clean as possible.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 16.2018 | 02:35 pm

David Guffey

The information is coming out about of things, that we consume is in fact bad for us. I am 63 and I am in fairly good health, but why didn’t these things affect me? Is it your genes that affect if your body finds things hazardous to your health? Why does certain things affect differently what they do to the human body and what diseases they cause? The human body is a amazing thing, but why have I not gotten much wrong with mine and I lived through a time when many chemicals were used without companies not caring about what they were doing to some peoples bodies,only about making money? Just my thoughts on the subject, but is it the chemicals or defects in our bodies that make these things harmful.

Oct 15.2018 | 11:49 am


    Good afternoon David,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. Well, there are of course thousands of reasons why one person gets sick and the other stays healthy. It could be that one individual has a stronger immune system as when being a child was exposed to bacteria and the other child was more protected and did not develop a strong immune system. What might also have an influence is the place where you grew up, like city versus countryside.

    Your genetic heritage will also make a difference and the foods you ate as a younger person.

    You tell me you are in good health for being a 63 years old man, I would say keep it that way. I am 68 and plan to reach 90 in a healthy way.

    Regards, Taetske

    Oct 16.2018 | 02:21 pm


Really great information,   I didn’t even know there are these many hazards among us and you did a great job by sharing this information, I learned a lot from this article. I didn’t know that Atrazine would be this dangerous but I drink normal tap water and now I think it time to get a carbon filter or water filter. I think that Atrazine can be very harmful to kids and it is better to have clean pure water. It is really a great awareness and I definitely need to share this to my friends.

Thank you for sharing such useful information. Good job, keep on.

Jun 06.2019 | 01:23 pm


    Good afternoon,

    Having 2 websites I investigate and often come across crazy things. What happens around us is quite amazing and big companies try to keep the negatives hidden from its buyers. We have to be aware that our health does not count at all, it is money that counts. Sometimes I get the impression it is a big setup, make us sick, keep us sick so Big Pharma can fill its pockets.

    All humans have a right to clean water. Worldwide there are some 2000 million people who have no access to clean drinking water.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 02:37 pm


Thank you for bringing about awareness on Atrazine. Turn a male frog into a female frog…my question would be why on earth? All while causing breast cancer, prostate inflammation and puberty delay in animals. Yikes. I’m starting to get that show The Walking Dead as it seems like soon enough zombies will be roaming the earth. I think it’s reasonable to think that this product would have an adverse affect on humans as well and I totally agree that GMOs are no good. I’ll stick with organics the best I can and be sure to do my own investigations. I thank you again for bringing to light this product Atrazine.

Jun 06.2019 | 01:34 pm


    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I do not understand this urge humans have to want to improve on nature. In general, nature does a much better job.

    All the crazy things we do have far-reaching effects and we do not know which consequences we will be facing in the future. 

    I do not like GMOs and agree with you, organic is the best.

    Regards, Taetske 

    Jun 06.2019 | 02:43 pm


Thank you so much for your stories and information! I have used Roundup a lot and had no idea but I had heard in the news that there were trials coming up the pesticide chemicals in it! It is commonly sold all over the UK!

Do you know what illnesses the pesticides cause? And also what is sold on the market instead of Roundup? 

I love to garden so I must change from products like this! Also in places like the Caribbean the best way to control voracious weeds are pesticides so we do need more natural ones advertised that really work as many of them do not!

Jun 06.2019 | 01:39 pm


    Good afternoon Liz,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Roundup should be banned Globally. It is a scandal that it still is on the market when its dangers have been known for many years.

    I am sending you a link with some alternatives but a couple of them do include physical work. This is favorable for our health. I have been doing garden work since 1981 so have some experience with this.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 02:21 pm


The major problem we face when it has to do with our health are caused by us humans. So much emphasis has now been placed on profits that we no longer care about the harms our products are causing to the health of others.

Imagine creating a product that disrupts sexual development in species. How on earth do these people think this would be beneficial to mankind.

It is really surprising what people do for money. E-cigarettes is another product that people feel was created for good but from what we are currently seeing we are realizing that it was not the case and is actually causing more harm than good.

We really need to be careful and open our eyes to know exactly what is been introduced as useful products for the general population.

Jun 06.2019 | 01:43 pm


    Good afternoon Jay,

    Nice to see you again. Thank you for your comment.

    We are responsible for what is happening to ourselves. We should be informed about all that concerns our health. The food, air, water, etc. We cannot always shove the responsibility on other people, we need to investigate to be able to make the best choices for us and our families.

    We have to choose our leaders with more care, people who do their best to protect instead of destroying our environment.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 02:56 pm

Twack Romero

It really is atrocious and short-sighted how governments are prepared to play with the health of the populus. So why not heed common sense ? Money. When you look at the view through the eyes of the manufacturer they will come at you with their own set of statistics. Also ream upon ream of scientific studies. How come something that has been banned from other agricultural countries has not become ‘unsanctioned’ worldwide. There must be alternatives available, as other countries have survived. It’s all about greater profit margins. This has led me to some interesting insights. Thank you.

Jun 06.2019 | 01:47 pm


    Good afternoon Twack,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    The things we allow to happen to us is quite astonishing. We should have a Global protest because of Roundup. Many more Global protests are needed as there are sadly so many things wrong in our society. We accept that companies fool us with fake reports, that should be stopped. The labels on products should have everything on it and in understandable language.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 03:22 pm


It’s shocking how much atrazine shows up in drinking water in the U.S. It’s found in 94% of all samples taken by the USDA! That’s horrible. And, this is what is going into our bodies. Our children’s bodies. It’s been shown to cause hormonal imbalances in rats. Thank you for your vigilance in keeping people informed about the dangers that are being spread about our planet in the name of convenience. 

Jun 06.2019 | 01:50 pm


    Good afternoon Chris,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    The more you investigate the more shocked you will get. All the toxins we absorb on a daily basis is huge, a wonder we are still alive. The food, water, air, medicine, etc it is all harming you. Back to nature is the best you can do.

    Today I ate the first cherry tomatoes from the vegetable garden, they are tasting delicious.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 03:33 pm


We must be very care about what we use to control the insect around us. Very little people do no understand that excessive usage of pesticides or herbicides are not only killing insects but killing nature gradually. Insect are difficult to eradicate that’s why many researcher introduced tactics in managing them. Human are also exposed to the risk due to food chain. Thanks for this interesting review.

Jun 06.2019 | 02:27 pm


    Good afternoon Stella,

    Sadly we are not taking good care of the environment which after all is our habitat. We only have this planet and no other place to go. 

    With our actions, we are killing flora and fauna as we do not understand we need it. When the bees are gone we will have lost a big part of our food source. The whole system will collapse

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 06.2019 | 03:41 pm



I have to say that this article contains some very alarming information. I never heard of the word Atrazine before. It seems like a toxic material. Turning a male frog into a female? That sounds like magic. Today’s modern world is full of toxic stuff. Pesticides should be banned. I always wash all fruits and vegetables with the hope and belief that all pesticides are washed away-but, will I ever be certain that it did? Probably not. It is my personal opinion, that all the cigarette and e-cigarette companies should be closed down permanently.

I do hope all the governments realize soon that money will be of no use if humans cease to exist! Why does Atrazine use in Americans water? Is this necessary even if you’re getting city water from a major city like New York or London?

Thank you for all the information.

Jun 06.2019 | 02:48 pm


    Good afternoon Nasrin,

    Sorry, I know this is bad news. Having 2 websites you discover bad things when you are investigating. When you wash the fruits and vegetables you can mix some vinegar with the water, that helps. The best is to buy organic or grow it yourself.

    As we insist on using pesticides these chemicals will get into the water sooner or later. That is why one needs a good water filter in the house. I live in the south of Spain and have my own water. It was checked recently and turned out to be very good, so I am blessed to have this water for personal use.

    Now if we would ban all these harmful chemicals our environment could recover from our abuse and become healthy again which would also be beneficial for us.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske


    Jun 06.2019 | 03:50 pm


I definitely learned a lot from this article! It’s really so nice to read articles like this. Thanks for posting!

Jul 02.2019 | 01:47 pm


    Good afternoon Raiko,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Nice to hear you found useful information in my article. To remain healthy and happy one has to be well informed, not so easy in these modern time. One needs to investigate and not immediately believe what the big companies tell us. More than often they have money in their mind and not our health.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 02.2019 | 03:46 pm


Hello Taetske, thanks for being courageous and taking a stand for our health. It’s about time we start holding these chemical company’s accountable. Of note, in 2018 or 2019, Monsanto (now Bayer-Monsanto) lost a huge case in which a judge ordered them to pay around 200 million in damages to a school gardener who got skin cancer after using Roundup for years! You can find all about it on YouTube.

It’s up to us to educate ourselves on what secretive corporations are doing with the products they sell us. They fund fake science designed to confuse the debate about whether their products are safe or not. But it’s just common sense that something which hurts animals hurts humans. We’re all carbon-based life forms, after all!

Keep speaking up!

Dec 05.2020 | 06:17 pm


    Good Morning Erick,

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    The post on Atrazine is from the category Corporate Malfeasance. I have written more posts on Monsanto and their criminal doings. It seems they are the most hated company worldwide, and that does not surprise me at all. Bayer is already sorry for buying Monsanto, but I think these two have found each other for an obvious reason, brothers in crime.

    I heard that in the cafeteria of the Monsanto office they do not serve sprayed food, now ain’t that something.

    Do you know bUnited? In case you do not, please have a look at the green widget in the sidebar. Save the Planet, a worldwide movement, and it is free to join. It might resonate with you.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2020 | 12:11 pm

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