iMethod™ Application for Triazine Pesticides in Water Version 1.0 for Cliquid® Software
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Triazine pesticides are widely used in agriculture and subsequently can be found in ground and surface water. Members of this herbicide family include atrazine, hexazinone, metribuzin, prometon, prometryn, and simazine. Atrazine is widely used in corn farming and was estimated to have been the most often-used pesticide in the US during the late 1990s. The EPA has established a Lifetime Health Advisory Level for atrazine in drinking water of 3 µg/L. Water containing atrazine at or below this level is acceptable for everyday drinking and does not pose any risk to human health. Long-term consumption of high levels of atrazine has caused adverse health effects in animals that include tremors, changes in organ weight, and damage to the liver and heart.