Report Highlights Possible Glyphosate Cancer Risk

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A recent study by five American scientists suggests a link between use of the herbicide glyphosate and an increased risk of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

The meta-analysis revealed a 40% increase in the risk of the cancer among people with a high exposure to glyphosate, and follows a lawsuit last year in which a California groundskeeper was awarded $289 million in damages- the San Francisco jury ruled Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer contributed to his contracting non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Health authorities have approved glyphosate for use in Australia, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer has categorised it as a probable carcinogen in humans.

We look into the risk glyphosate actually poses.

 

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Monday, February 25 2019
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Featured in storyDr Tim Driscoll, Chair, Occupational and Environmental Cancer Risk Committee, Cancer Council AustraliaNial Wheate, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney School of PharmacyMatthew Cossey, CEO of Crop Life Australia
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