EPA Determines Glyphosate Likely Does Not Cause Cancer

May 10, 2016
Review panel makes assessment regarding the pesticide after analyzing dozens of scientific studies.

After reviewing several dozen scientific studies, the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee concludes glyphosate likely does not cause cancer, according to an article from Bloomberg BNA. Glyphosate is a weed killer made by Monsanto and is reportedly the most widely used herbicide in the United States. The EPA’s determination runs counter to a 2015 finding from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which labeled the herbicide a “probable carcinogen,” according to the article.

The IARC’s report resulted in numerous product liability lawsuits against Monsanto and a California ruling that requires all products containing the chemical be labeled carcinogenic, according to the article. Monsanto is challenging the decision in court.

Read the entire article here.

Sponsored Recommendations

Heat Recovery: Turning Air Compressors into an Energy Source

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Master controllers leverage the advantages of each type of compressor control and take air system operations and efficiency to new heights.

Discover Your Savings Potential with the Kaeser Toolbox

Discover your compressed air station savings potential today with our toolbox full of calculators that will help you determine how you can optimize your system!

The Art of Dryer Sizing

Read how to size compressed air dryers with these tips and simple calculations and correction factors from air system specialists.