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The City Of Miami Florida Has Banned The Use of Glyphosate Within City Limits

One city after another are ending the use of Roundup herbicide in the United States

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - The Eco-friendly and environmentally conscious city of Miami Florida is the latest US municipality to ban the use of glyphosate outright within its borders following in the footsteps of Miami Beach and Stuart Florida. More than 20 countries and several California cities have reduced their glyphosate usage or have banned the cancer-causing chemical outright. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, a dangerous chemical that the State of California has placed on its list of chemicals that cause cancer in humans. A recent trial was concluded in favor of a California state maintenance worker in the amount of $78 million who alleged that Roundup herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. DeWayne Lee Johnson claimed that coming in regular and direct skin contact with glyphosate during work caused him to develop the cancerous lesions that cover his body. Doctors have given Johnson only a short time to live. Monsanto Roudup herbicide lawsuit claims being handled by national attorney represent families and persons harmed from glyphosate.

Glyphosate works to kill any plant life that it comes into contact with by inhibiting an enzyme the plant needs to grow. Only plants that are genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate will survive a Roundup spraying saving farmers millions of dollars in water and weed pulling costs. Monsanto has claimed for decades that glyphosate only affects plant life and government officials in water-way states like Florida initially thought that spraying the chemical was the ideal solution for the state water's blue-green algae problems. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, "water contaminated with toxins found in both red tides and blue-green algae can cause nausea, vomiting and, in severe cases, acute liver failure."

Managing, maintaining, and improving water quality is a critical requirement for the state, city, and municipal government officials in every state. Municipalities are finding that their maintenance budgets include hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on weedkillers like Roundup herbicide that are sprayed around government buildings and on sidewalks and golf courses for aesthetic purposes only. It was only a matter of time before the herbicide found its way into waterways and drinking water supplies.

Another concern for municipal officials that have stopped using glyphosate is the alarming number of places where the chemical is showing up. Unacceptably high levels of glyphosate have been found in packaged foods containing wheat and oats such as Nature Valley Granola as well as in children's cereals. The amount of glyphosate that is considered safe is much lower for children than it is in adults. In addition, people living in close proximity to farms that spray glyphosate have been recorded as having greater than acceptable levels of glyphosate in their urine samples.

The last thing a municipality needs to do is to further sicken their citizens by allowing glyphosate to contaminate the water supply they are charged with protecting. Now that glyphosate's safety has been called into question we can look forward to many more state, city, and municipalities stopping using the cancer-causing weedkiller.

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