Glyphosate Safety Update – No Risk to Public Health

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On April 30, 2019, the EPA  announced the availability of the proposed registration review decision for glyphosate. From the report:

” Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues to find 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. The agency’s scientific findings on human health risk are consistent with the conclusions of science reviews by many other countries and other federal agencies.”

Here is a link to the press release:

EPA Takes Next Step in Review Process for Herbicide Glyphosate, Reaffirms No Risk to Public Health

I’m sure this will not be the end to the controversy surrounding glyphosate, but it is reassuring to know that EPA has continued a thorough scientific review and continues to find glyphosate to be safe and effective when used correctly. Here are links to more information on glyphosate and alternatives to glyphosate for use in landscapes and nurseries.