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WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

An anonymous reader sends word that a common weed killer may cause cancer according to the World Health Organization. “The world’s most widely used weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides, was ‘classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.’ It also said there was ‘limited evidence’ that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.” Unsurprisingly, Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer disagrees saying there is no evidence to support the findings and calls on WHO to hold a meeting to explain their conclusions.


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