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New Report Shows That The Most Popular Weed-Killer In The U.S. Probably Causes Cancer

Spraying Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup could cause cancer, the World Health Organization said in a new report. CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK The most popular weed-killer in the United States — and possibly the world — “probably” causes cancer, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). Published Thursday in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the[…]

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Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 23, 2015, 7:13 PM ET) — A former California field worker has slapped Monsanto with a lawsuit in federal court, claiming the primary active ingredient in Roundup weed killer and known carcinogen, glyphosate, caused her to develop bone cancer over years of exposure. A suit claims Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide caused[…]

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WHO: Long-cleared Roundup ingredient ‘probably’ causes cancer

BY MEGAN THOMPSON  March 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM EDT Health officials are raising new concerns about the most widely used herbicide in the world. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp line of pesticides, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”[…]

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CANCER AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT

This fact sheet will answer some common questions about cancer. Many people wonder if the environment they live in “causes cancer.” To answer such difficult questions, it is first necessary to understand what cancer is, how it develops and what factors contribute to cancer. What is cancer? Cancer is not a single disease. It is[…]

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Cancer in migrant and seasonal hired farm workers

Studies of cancer among farm workers are difficult to conduct and interpret given the unique nature of this occupational group. The transitory nature of the work, high levels of poverty, and lack of legal documentation make epidemiologic studies difficult to accomplish. Nevertheless, this workforce in the United States, which numbers as much as 3 million[…]

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17 SCIENTISTS SPEAK OUT: MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP IS CAUSING CANCER Monsanto desperate to conceal pesticide dangers

Are the full body protective suits not enough of a tip off that pesticides are toxic? If not, consider this: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the most widely used and best-selling herbicide in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular weed-killers – has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research[…]

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The Dangers of Glyphosate Herbicide

  Recent studies have highlighted many possible dangers of glyphosate herbicide, known commonly as Roundup. October/November 2013 By Shelley Stonebrook   Glyphosate herbicide, more commonly known as Roundup, is the world’s most commonly used herbicide. It is sprayed on everything from homeowner’s lawns to gigantic fields of “Roundup-Ready” genetically modified crops. Though ubiquitous, many research[…]

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U.S. Sees More Risk Of Cancer In Farmers

Published: September 29, 1992 Farmers have higher rates of several deadly forms of cancer, possibly because of exposure to pesticides and other substances and long hours out in the sun, National Cancer Institute researchers say. Over all, farmers were found to be much healthier than others, with lower rates of heart disease and lung cancer.[…]