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Monsanto Disagrees with Studies and Denies That Roundup Is Dangerous

In a report published in July of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer research unit of the World Health Organization, classified the chemical compound glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” You may head to,to know more about cancer lawsuit.

Up until the release of the IARC’s report, scientists were not in the favour over the level of danger posed by glyphosate. When the IARC published their study, the scientific community immediately learned otherwise:

“Two large case-control studies of NHL from Canada and the USA, and two case-control studies from Sweden reported statistically major increased risks of NHL (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) in relation with exposure to glyphosate.”

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Researchers reported, “Glyphosate was found in the urine of agricultural workers in several studies, and in the blood of poisoning cases, indicative of absorption.” Not only was the acid detected in the bodies and waste of human workers, but studies found that “glyphosate is not rapidly eliminated” from the body.

In 1985, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first studied glyphosate, it classified the toxic chemical as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” which is the equivalent of the IARC’s current rating. Monsanto then used its own, privately-conducted studies to pressure the agency to change its findings, which the EPA later did in 1991.

Monsanto as expected, is now disproving the IARC’s classification, and continues to back up the safety of its product.

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