WHO IARC reviewer reiterates no health concerns for glyphosate safe ‘if used as directed’

glyphosate by the numbers

A leading Canadian public health official has commended New Brunswick’s review of a controversial herbicide . . .

Dr. John McLaughlin, the chief science officer . . . with Public Health Ontario, reviewed the report . . . examining the use of glyphosate in the province.

That report concluded there is “no increased health risk to New Brunswickers exposed to glyphosate.”

. . . .

ADVERTISEMENT

Glyphosate is used in aerial spraying by the forestry industry to control undergrowth. NB Power sprays it along power lines for the same purpose. . . .

But anti-spray activists have . . . are calling for an end to its industrial use in New Brunswick.

. . . .

[T]he herbicide has been found by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). . . to be “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Related article:  Condemning Monsanto with bad science is dumb

McLaughlin is a member of the IARC and was involved in that review.

“The only place where the [IARC] detected . . . any concern, was related to workplace . . . exposures . . .

“. . .[T]hese are relatively high exposures that most people would not be receiving,” he added. “. . . glyphosate is generally very safe, if used as directed.”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Glyphosate report backed by Ontario science officer

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
GLP Podcasts
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend