8 household products containing the ingredient WHO just said probably causes cancer that you can buy on Amazon right now

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On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the most common weedkiller in America, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic,” after performing what it called an “exhaustive” review, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Monsanto, whose Roundup products contain concentrations of the chemical, has attacked WHO’s report and asked for a retraction.

WHO is so far standing by its claim. Past studies have also found links between glyphosate and deteriorating health in humans and animals. Last year Netherlands became the latest country to bann glyphosate for non-commercial uses — Brazil, Sri Lanka and El Salvador also have restrictions on its use. The EPA has said the evidence is inconclusive.

Whatever the case, the ubiquity of glyphosate is unquestionable. Glyphosate products have been sold in the U.S. since 1974, and Roundup has gone on to become the most popular weed killer in the world, according to NPR.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health…

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3 thoughts on “8 household products containing the ingredient WHO just said probably causes cancer that you can buy on Amazon right now

  1. What’s really ridiculous (and tragic) is the number of chemicals/additives that are banned elsewhere in the world, and have been for quite a while, but are freely used in the US, and to a slightly lesser degree, here in Canada.

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  2. My Clark Kent job is as a gardener–the with glyphoste is putting it directly on food crops via genetically engineered “roundup ready” cultivars. As a chemical, it is fairly safe when used as directed, and very carefully–we save it for gravel driveways, weeds in the cracks of sidewalks, and so forth. We’ve also found that the chemical is perfectly effective at a concentration that is half the recommended application suggestion. But use it in my food garden? No damned way.

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