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From: domainremoved <Janet>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:24:27 +0000

There was an article in today's DAILY POST (page 29) citing to a decision by an arm of the World Health Organization (based on report by the France-based International Agency for  Research on Cancer), labeling that product (which contains glyphosate) as a probable carcinogen. The EPA is also considering the French Agency's evaluation.  According to the French agency, glyphosate is used in more than 750 different herbicide products and its use has been detected in the air during spraying, in water and in food.  Experts (not identified in the article) said that there was "limited evidence" in humans that the herbicide can cause non-Hodgins lymphoma and there is convincing evidence that glyphosate can also cause other forms of cancer in rats and mice.  The EPA's 2012 assessment of glyphosate concluded that it met the statutory safety standards and that the chemical could "continue to be used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment.  However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer's panel said glyphosate has been found in the blood and urine of agricultural workers, showing that the chemical had been absorbed by the body.I would hope that the City would rethink its reliance on chemical weed control.
Received on Wed Mar 25 2015 - 12:20:15 PDT

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