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Ban Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup

It is time to ban the use of glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp, in New York City public spaces.  According to Mother Jones magazine, glyphosate is the most used herbicide in New York City.  It was sprayed 3,500 times on our parks, playgrounds and public spaces in 2015. That's more than double the frequency of use in 2013.

New York City should join Ireland, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Bermuda and a growing list of cities, including Chicago IL, Takoma Park MD, Richmond CA, Vancouver BC, and Paris, and ban glyphosates.

The announcement of glyphosate as a "probable carcinogen" by the highly regarded cancer-research wing of the World Health Organization (IARC) is but the latest of a growing number of scientific findings that exposes the health impacts of the herbicide--whether it be the development of carcinogens or the spread of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria.

The conclusions of the independently reviewed studies are clear: the wide and increasing use of glyphosates in our crops and public spaces is a hazard to our health.

Friends of Earth Report sponsored by EU Commission

http://foeeurope.org/sites/ default/files/press_releases/ foee_5_environmental_impacts_ gl yphosate.pdf

World Health Organization Report on Glyphosate in Drinking Water:

http://www.who.int/water_ sanitation_health/dwq/ chemicals/glyphosampasum.pdf? ua=1

World Health Organization Report on the probable Carcinogenic nature of Glyphosate (Dated March 2015) http://www.iarc.fr/en/media- centre/iarcnews/pdf/ MonographVolume112.pdf
and http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/ Publications/internrep/14-002. pdf

Concern over glyphosate began in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/ article/2011/04/08/us- glyphosate-epa- idUSTRE7374WX20110408

Europe began banning Glyphosate in 2012 in response to a report finding glyphosate to have a negative impact on poultry in vitro http://sustainablepulse.com/ 2012/12/15/monsanto-feels- pain-europe-roundup- herbicide-dangers/#. VW9wE2RVhHw

Europe’s Concern has increased with the latest WHO report

http://www.naturalnews.com/ 049932_glyphosate_herbicide_ Roundup_ban_Monsanto.htm l

 

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