EPA reaffirms the safety of herbicide glyphosate – ‘no risk to public health’
Northern California Record | Rich Peters
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a statement Tuesday that there are “no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label” and that “glyphosate is not a carcinogen.”
“EPA has found no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in the written statement. “Today’s proposed action includes new management measures that will help farmers use glyphosate in the most effective and efficient way possible, including pollinator protections. We look forward to input from farmers and other stakeholders to ensure that the draft management measures are workable, realistic, and effective.”
Four major factors were highlighted in the EPA’s findings regarding public health concerns.
-No risk to human health from current uses of glyphosate.
-No indication that children are more sensitive to glyphosate.
-No evidence that glyphosate causes cancer.
-No indication that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor.