Study finds no firm glyphosate-cancer link

By Robert Arnason
The Western Producer
November 9, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

A long-term study of pesticide applicators in the United States has found that glyphosate exposure is not associated with cancer. The Agricultural Health Study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, looked at the cancer incidence in 54,251 farmers and ag workers in Iowa and North Carolina. Of that group, 44,932 had used glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and the most popular week killer in the world. “Glyphosate was not statistically significantly associated with cancer at any site,” the scientists behind the study said in the abstract of the journal article.

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