Popular Herbicide Might Lead to Cancer, WHO Report Concludes

March 22, 2015 8:06 PM

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A recent World Health Organization report warns that one of the most widely used weed-killers in the world contains substances that might lead to cancer. Glyphosate, a chemical synthetized by Monsanto, was labeled as a potential carcinogen after research was conducted on humans and lab animals.

The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, a WHO research body, investigated the effects of chemical exposure to five popular insect and weed killers. It came to the conclusion that glyphosate – the most widely used weed-killer in the United States – is a potential carcinogen.

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