In Southeastern states, especially Florida, atrazine is used for weed control on St. Augustine and Bermuda grass.
Some situations where adults can come into contact with atrazine include when they mix or apply atrazine to turf, or
When they come into contact with recently treated turf from walking, playing on or mowing residential lawns, or using golf courses or parks.
Tracking atrazine on shoes and clothes into living and food preparation areas of the home is also of concern.
Of special concern is the exposure of children to atrazine. This includes exposures when playing on treated turf at home, in playgrounds and in parks.
Children can easily get residues from the treated grass on their hands. Children often lick their fingers or exhibit other “hand to mouth” behavior, including putting toys or other objects into their mouths or even eating dirt.