Australia: ‘No grounds’ to ban Roundup, despite glyphosate-cancer controversy

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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is aware of the August 2018 decision in the Californian Superior Court concerning glyphosate.

As the national regulator for agricultural chemicals, we continue to track and consider any new scientific information associated with safety and effectiveness of glyphosate, including the information available from other regulators.

Concerns have been raised about human exposure to the common herbicide glyphosate, after a 2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) assessment, which has classified glyphosate in a group of chemicals that is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ …. In 2016, following the IARC assessment, the APVMA considered glyphosate and found no grounds to place it under formal reconsideration.

Related article:  Bayer settles 45,000 of 125,000 glyphosate-cancer suits, bringing litigation closer to $11 billion end

The APVMA conducted a weight-of-evidence evaluation that included a commissioned review of the IARC monograph by the Department of Health, and risk assessments undertaken by expert international bodies and regulatory agencies …. The APVMA has concluded that glyphosate does not pose a carcinogenic risk to humans and that there are no grounds to place it under formal reconsideration.

Read full, original article: Glyphosate Issue

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