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Study Confirms IARC Glyphosate Cancer Link

Efforts by Monsanto to undermine the IARC's determination that glyphosate probably causes cancer may come to an end

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Monsanto has repeatedly attempted to undermine the findings of the International Agency for Research on Cancer as well as to discredit the institution in general. Plaintiffs suing Monsanto have pointed to the IARC's findings several years ago that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic." The IARC, located in Lyon France is part of the World Health Organization, a fiercely objective and independent world health watchdog organization. Just this month the findings of the IARC regarding glyphosate's carcinogenic potential was confirmed by a report titled: "Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate" written by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The ATSDR report confirms the IARC findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is probably carcinogenic. The ATSDR report is the same one Monsanto has tried to suppress for years. Experts around the country are weighing in on their feelings about the report's conclusions. Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys offer a no obligation, free consultation before filing a claim and no fee is collected unless they collect for you.

According to the Natural Resource Defense Council blog, Jennifer Sass writes that recently revealed court documents indicate Monsanto took steps to keep the agency's finding from consumers. "the EPA Pesticide Office worked with Monsanto to hold back this ATSDR report for several years while it promoted its "no cancer risk" position," Ms. Sass reports. The article at goes on to state that insiders at the Environmental Protection Agency routinely worked behind the scenes at the agency to hamper the agency's efforts in exposing glyphosate. "In April 2015, now-retired EPA Pesticide Office official, Jess Rowland told Monsanto's Dan Jenkins, "If I can kill this I should get a medal", according to internal Monsanto emails that have now been made public. Jenkins subsequently emailed his Monsanto colleagues: "I doubt EPA and Jess can kill this, but it's good to know they are going to actually make the effort now to coordinate due to our pressing and their shared concern that ATSDR is consistent in its conclusions w EPA." Such obvious collusion between Monsanto and the EPA, the one government watchdog agency the American public relies on to protect them from corporations that would harm the environment, has been central in the over $160 million in damages that have been levied against Monsanto and their now-parent company Bayer of Germany. The report reinforced the positive outcome for cancer in rodent studies, among other things.

Other consumer organizations concerned about the health-damaging effects of glyphosate have been voicing their opinion on the study's release as well. Organic stated that "(the study) identified evidence for a link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This is exactly the outcome that the company feared because it undercuts its narrative that IARC's concerns about glyphosate's carcinogenicity can be offset by the EPA's determination that glyphosate is "not likely" to cause cancer." reported that the study indicated that people with long-term exposure to glyphosate run a much greater risk of developing cancer. "A fourth meta-analysis, which was published earlier in 2019, found a 41% higher risk of cancer for farmers and agricultural workers in groups with the greatest exposure."

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