EPA Says Glyphosate Not Likely To Cause Cancer
The EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs released a paper in which it says glyphosate is not likely to cause cancer.
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs has proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment.
This follows a joint meeting of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) experts on pesticide residues earlier this year who glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide, is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans through exposure to glyphosate-treated crops.
A Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) from the EPA will hold a meeting on the “Carcinogenic Potential of Glyphosate” Oct. 18-21 in Arlington, VA.