Tell the EPA No More Glyphosate!

April 05, 2018

Here’s your chance to speak up for your children’s health. The EPA is asking for public comment to assess whether or not risk evaluations conducted for glyphosate need to be revised. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup – now the most heavily used herbicide world-wide.

Simply put – Yes, the risk evaluations for glyphosate need to be revised.

The EPA currently relies on old data and outdated science. Since the chemical was first introduced in the 1970’s, its use has increased 100 fold. This is due to glyphosate’s unintended consequence – the appearance of more and more glyphosate-resistant weeds which require more and more amounts of the chemical for control.

Growing use patterns have produced growing bodies of research linking glyphosate to developmental and reproductive toxicity, birth defects, neurotoxicity, cancer, disruption of hormonal systems and beneficial gut bacteria, and damage to DNA.

See SafeMinds recently submitted comments (download pdf).

But hurry! We only have until April 30, 2018 to help protect our children!

As the volume of glyphosate needed to perform its original function increases, combined with current research showing potential harm to pregnant women and children, it is time for EPA to recognize glyphosate is failing to perform its intended function without unreasonable risk to children’s health.

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