World Health Organisation labels Glyphosphate Probably Carcinogenic

2015 Research

In a study, published Friday 20th March 2015, in the Lancet Oncology, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), working for the WHO, has labeled glyphosphate probably carcinogenic saying there was evidence that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for “non-Hodgkin lymphoma.”

The research studied exposure to the chemical in the United States, Canada, and Sweden over a period from 2001. It noted that Glyphosate is used in more than 750 different herbicides; and found the chemical in the blood and urine of agricultural workers.

In the past, Glyphospate has been blamed for killing off the Monarch butterfly population. The Center for Food Safety has argued that the chemical kills ‘milkweed’ plants, the only place the butterfly lays eggs.

The US Natural Resources Defence Council is also taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court because it feels they have too easily dismissed the dangers of the chemical.

This puts Glyphosphate in the top but one category of cancer risk along with EMFs. There are four categories.


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