Weeding #Cancer-Causing Chemicals Out of Landscape Maintenance via @globalsiteplans

Weeding #Cancer-Causing Chemicals Out of Landscape Maintenance via @globalsiteplans

The World Health Organization recently declared that the herbicide glyphosate “probably” causes cancer . Monsanto Co.'s Round Up product's main ingredient is glyphosate. Aaron Blair, a scientist emeritus at the National Cancer Institute and lead author of the study, told Reuters ,“There was sufficient evidence in animals, limited evidence in humans and strong supporting evidence showing DNA mutations and damaged chromosomes.” The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) research states that the popular herbicide may contribute to non-hodgkins lymphoma. Many local administrations use these products to keep weeds down. They should now be phasing them out. Some already are. During the course of half a day, representatives of communes in Nièvre , France recently worked to create a common landscape architecture and weeding plan. The first portions outlined came ...

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