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Active Ingredient In Monsanto Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic To Humans,’ WHO Says

Reuters: Monsanto weed killer can ‘probably’ cause cancer — 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 (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co. herbicide Roundup, was ‘classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.’ It also said there was ‘limited evidence’ that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma…” (Polansek, 3/20).

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