Glyphosate Carcinogenicity Review Published

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Recently, concerns have been expressed about the safety of glyphosate. Although hazard analysis by some non-governmental organizations have suggested glyphosate may be carcinogenic, U.S EPA has released its review of glyphosate and concluded that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans”. This conclusion is consistent with conclusions of other regulatory agencies. The full EPA report is available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/EPA-Glyphosate

The following summary paragraph is from page 141: “For cancer descriptors, the available data and weight-of-evidence clearly do not support the descriptors “carcinogenic to humans”, “likely to be carcinogenic to humans”, or “inadequate information to assess carcinogenic potential”. For the “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” descriptor, considerations could be looked at in isolation; however, following a thorough integrative weight-of-evidence evaluation of the available data, the database would not support this cancer descriptor. The strongest support is for “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans” at doses relevant to human health risk assessment.”

This information has been added to the glyphosate information fact sheet.