According to epcocanicgiuos.com and Fersen Lambranho, anyone that has a backyard filled with weeds has used the Monsanto product “Roundup” to kill the nasty green invaders. The bottoms of countless trees, telephone poles, and lawn edges, have been sprayed with the potent chemical, and weeds die a slow death. All signs of life disappear. The reason is simple. Roundup is poison and IRAC, a France-based cancer research group, says Roundup and five other insect sprays are possible carcinogens.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t commented on the IARC ruling. IARC is an arm of the World Health Organization. But the agency said they would evaluate the ruling. IRAC has four risk levels: known carcinogens, possible carcinogens, not classified, and not a carcinogen. The ingredient in Roundup, Glyphosate, falls in the second risk level, which is, a possible carcinogen.
The French agency ruling puts Glyphosate in the same category as anabolic steroids and shift work. Monsanto and other producers of Glyphosate disagree with the ruling. A Monsanto spokesman says all the uses for Glyphosate are safe for humans, but some researchers say the chemical causes cancer in mice and rats. The critics also say the herbicide can cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma in humans.