Roundup: Your yard or your life?
Roundup killed all those weeds that tried to ruin your lawn. The trouble is it might kill you too.
In a mid-March 2017 decision, a California judge ruled glyphosate could be labeled “a cancer risk.” Roundup’s maker, chemical giant Monsanto, claims glyphosate, its primary ingredient, is harmless.
More than 60 lawsuits against Monsanto are part of “a mass litigation” in a federal court in California. “Several hundred more lawsuits” are also pending in state courts. The New York Times reported that some European regulators say glyphosate doesn’t cause cancer. But it concludes that will have little effect on lawsuits already filed against Monsanto given the recently unsealed court documents.
National Geographic reports other countries have already restricted glyphosate. A 2015 study by The International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) labeled it a likely “human carcinogen.” An American scientist with the National Cancer Institute who reviewed the IARC’s findings agreed its evidence proves glyphosate was “in farm workers’ blood and urine,” caused “chromosomal damage in cells and increased the risk” of cancer and “tumor formation” in exposed animals.
Alarm bells have been going off about Roundup since at least 2009. A 2010 article with an ominous headline – “Roundup weed killer kills more than weeds” – noted that levels of glyphosate “currently legal on food” in America can cause “DNA damage, endocrine disruption and cell death.” Scientists quoted in the article urged more studies of Roundup. In California, Roundup was used to treat five million acres of crops in 2012, including “almonds, peaches, onions, cantaloupe, cherries, sweet corn, citrus, grapes” and other foods.
Lawyers contend it’s far more dangerous than Monsanto concedes because at least one of its inert ingredients – POEA – is 1,200 to 2,000 times more toxic to cells than glyphosate, according to the National Institutes of Health and other prominent U.S. medical watchdog agencies.
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