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House committee questions EPA about leaked glyphosate report

| | June 24, 2016

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The EPA report that said glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans is simply “one step in the process” of the agency’s review of the herbicide’s health effects, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said [June 22] at a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing.

The report, completed last fall and labeled “final” by the Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC), was posted in the online regulatory docket on April 29 and then removed May 2.

“It is unfortunate that it was mistakenly released by a contractor because it is still in review in the agency,” McCarthy said . . . .“When we have an issue that’s important as glyphosate is to the agriculture community, we want to make sure we get the science right.”

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McCarthy, however, insisted that even though the CARC document was marked “final report” on every page, “you should not take it as a signal that any decision has been made. . . .

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She said she hoped the agency would have a final report on carcinogenicity completed by the fall.

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