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    Exclamation Roundup Exposure Increases Childhood Risk of Brain Cancers

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2702394/

    This applies to either of the parents being exposed 2 years before the child was conceived.

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    A significant risk of astrocytoma was associated with exposures to herbicides from residential use (OR = 1.9; 95% CI, 1.2–3.0). Combining parental exposures to herbicides from both residential and occupational sources, the elevated risk remained significant (OR = 1.8; 95% CI, 1.1–3.1). We observed little association with primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) for any of the pesticide classes or exposure sources considered.

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    I love to garden but I try to avoid as many chemicals as I can, Roundup seems to be pretty nasty stuff:


    California EPA mulls labeling Monsanto's Roundup as being 'known to cause cancer'


    -The EPA's office of environmental health hazard assessment in California wants to label four chemicals, including the most popular herbicide and key ingredient of Monsanto's Roundrup, glyphosate, as "known to cause cancer," following the most recent WHO cancer research division's report.

    The "notice of intent" envisions placing Glyphosate within 30 days to the list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, classification of which falls under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or the Proposition 65. Under the Act any chemicals that threatens human life require a businesses to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning label before exposing individuals to a chemical on the list.

    In March the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as being "probably" carcinogenic to humans forcing the agrochemical giant Monsanto to furiously reject the conclusions.

    Glyphosate, which was invented by Monsanto back in 1974, is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses known to compete with commercial crops.

    In the US the herbicide has been considered safe since 2013, when Monsanto received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased tolerance levels for glyphosate. In its original assessment the US watchdog said glyphosate could be "used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment."

    But a study released last week by an international group of scientists revealed that the long-term intake of Monsanto's herbicide, even in very small amounts, lower than that which is permissible in US water, may lead to kidney and liver damage...

    https://www.rt.com/usa/314544-califo...-carcinogenic/

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    Roundup is from the pit of hell. It's VERY nasty stuff. Our garden is all organic.

    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    I love to garden but I try to avoid as many chemicals as I can, Roundup seems to be pretty nasty stuff:


    California EPA mulls labeling Monsanto’s Roundup as being ‘known to cause cancer’


    -The EPA’s office of environmental health hazard assessment in California wants to label four chemicals, including the most popular herbicide and key ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundrup, glyphosate, as “known to cause cancer,” following the most recent WHO cancer research division’s report.

    The “notice of intent” envisions placing Glyphosate within 30 days to the list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, classification of which falls under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or the Proposition 65. Under the Act any chemicals that threatens human life require a businesses to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning label before exposing individuals to a chemical on the list.

    In March the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as being “probably” carcinogenic to humans forcing the agrochemical giant Monsanto to furiously reject the conclusions.

    Glyphosate, which was invented by Monsanto back in 1974, is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses known to compete with commercial crops.

    In the US the herbicide has been considered safe since 2013, when Monsanto received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased tolerance levels for glyphosate. In its original assessment the US watchdog said glyphosate could be “used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment.”

    But a study released last week by an international group of scientists revealed that the long-term intake of Monsanto’s herbicide, even in very small amounts, lower than that which is permissible in US water, may lead to kidney and liver damage...

    https://www.rt.com/usa/314544-califo...-carcinogenic/

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    Don't spray the kids with Roundup!

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    Roundup is not available in all provinces in Canada, and definitely not in Ontario. Too bad the U.S. hasn't figured this out. Over 15 years ago in Ontario schools stopped spraying for weeds because there was a definitive link to issues in children (sickness, behavior issues) when chemicals were applied to the lawn. DH and I argue about this a lot because he values a green lawn. Neonicotinoids are devastating to bees and they are found in lots of fertilizers and weed killers. Of course, there is never a list of chemicals to be found in those products so a lot of research has to be done to find this out.

    I don't spray my apple trees at all. Most of the apples go to the deer anyway and a little extra protein from the worms won't hurt them.

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