Chesapeake PSR

Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogenic

Toxics and HealthTimothy WhitehouseComment

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says the commonly used herbicide glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.

Glyphosate is a plant growth regulator widely used in agriculture. It is also used to control grasses, sedges and broadleaf weeds in lawn care. According to IARC, the general population is exposed through living near glyphosate-sprayed areas, in home use and through diet.

Glyphosate is one of the pesticides that would be restricted in Montgomery County’s Safe Lawn Bill 52-14, that Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR) strongly supports.

A July 15, 2015 article in the Guardian provides an update on regulatory issues associated with glyphosate in Europe. 

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