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Environment and Human Health Inc. calls for Roundup and other Glyphosate Products To Become Registered-Use pesticides

Environment and Human Health Inc. calls for Roundup and other Glyphosate Products To Become Registered-Use pesticides

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 2, 2022/PRNewswire/ -Environment and Human Health, Inc., a group of doctors and public health professionals, released its research on Roundup and other glyphosate product dangers and called for new policies from the federal and state governments to better protect the public.

Roundup is the tradename for the Montsanto original product that contained its own herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate can now be found in many products that kill weeds. The World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer(IARC) have deemed Glyphosate a probable carcinogen.

To protect the public, Roundup and Glyphosate products must be designated “Restricted-Use Pesticides”. This designation change would allow the product’s use on residential properties, but only by certified pesticide application specialists. This new designation would eliminate these pesticide products being sold in retail stores and prevent the public from using them. Because Roundup and glyphosateherbicides are commonly used without proper precautions and because many people assume that the products are safe, the new designation would protect consumers from additional cancer risks.

Roundup and glyphosate are two common lawn and garden herbicides that are used frequently. They can contaminate private and public drinking water supplies. The chemical’s persistence, frequency of application, common presence in the environment, and the toxic potential of the chemical are all unknown to consumers. John WargoDr., Professor of Environmental Health and Politicsat Yale UniversityMember of EHHI

Glyphosate is not recommended for pregnant women. This pesticide has been linked with premature births and other reproductive health problems. Organic methods will protect your children (born and unborn) and your pets better,” she said. Hugh TaylorM.D.Chair Yale’sDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of EHHI.

Wargo explained that Roundup products can be dangerous around gardens and homes. “The exposures to dermal lawns and gardens are in addition to the food and water residuals that collectively increase exposures and risk. It is important that you understand that there are accumulating dangers from many sources.

Most Roundup/glyphosate products’ labeling instructions are not adequate. It is not common to find instructions on how to wear protective clothing while applying the herbicide. People often wear less clothing during warmer months to keep cool and leave their skin exposed while applying the herbicide.

David Brown, Sc.D., a toxicologist who is also a member of EHHI, explained that “the pesticide label” is the only tool to ensure the safety of pesticide users. Pesticide warning labels are unfortunately the result of compromises between government and industry about what the labeling should actually say. Roundup brochure contains the crucial information that was dropped from warning labels during negotiations between government and industry.

“EPA should require that pesticide product labels be in English and Spanish.” Many pesticide applicators speak Spanish and it is crucial that they can read the instructions and warnings on the packaging. Nancy Alderman, MES President of EHHI, stated:

Barry BoydM.D. oncologist at The Yale School of MedicineEHHI warned that there was now evidence of human risk. There is also increased risk of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Monsanto did not acknowledge the human risk in its product labeling despite these documented risks. Residents are the most exposed people currently, as they are not aware of these risks and do not take precautions to reduce their exposure.

Monsanto manufactured Roundup, which Bayer bought in 2018. Bayer is currently being sued by thousands who claim that glyphosate led to myeloma, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and leukemia. Bayer has said it will pay 10 billion dollarsAll Roundup/glyphosate claims will be settled.

“Glyphosate is not adequately regulated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Therefore, local and state governments must address the ongoing threat this toxic chemical posestohuman health as well as the environment,” he stated. Jay FeldmanBeyond Pesticides’ executive director,

Alderman advised that Roundup products and glyphosate products have not been subject to the same protective regulations as the federal and state governments. This must be rectified by making these products registered-use insecticides to ensure public safety from additional cancer risk.

You can access and download the brochure from our website:
https://www.ehhi.org/pesticides.php

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President of Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Nancy Alderman, MES
203-248-6582

SOURCE Environment & Human Health, Inc.

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