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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

A widely used farm chemical that is a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences "possibly" causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined.

The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

The IARC said it reviewed the latest scientific literature and decided to classify 2,4-D as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." That is a step below the more definitive "probably carcinogenic" category but two steps above the "probably not carcinogenic" category.

IARC's findings on 2,4-D have been awaited by environmental and consumer groups that are lobbying U.S. regulators to tightly restrict its use, as well as by farm groups and others that defend 2,4-D as an important agent in food production that does not need more restrictions.



Anonymous said...

Everything causes cancer.

You cant even buy anything to control weeds now.
I used to buy roundup but at $24/gal and it doesn't even work, I now use gasoline at $2.50/gal. It works.

Anonymous said...

Our poultry could "possibly contain lead when processed in China", yet.... crickets. GTFOH with this junk.

Anonymous said...

3:23 You're not mixing it right then. Glyphosate at 1% solution will knock out 90% of what you have, at 2%, everything will die.

This article is bogus anyway. Anything that comes out of WHO's mouth is crap, and paid for by the opponents. They make these claims, just like glyphosate being "probable" with zero documentation to back it up.

Bought and paid for by the organic snakes.

Anonymous said...

Organic snakes vs Poison Monsanto

I would rather the snakes.

After all, it is food created by God, not manufactured and toxically created by Big Money trying to kill you. Enjoy your corn syrup.