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Court Opposes Trump-Era EPA Finding That Weed Killer Safe

By 06/19/2022 4:13 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

On Friday, a federal appeals court opposed a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans.

With the ruling, the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reexamine its 2020 finding that glyphosate did not pose a health risk for people exposed to it by any means — on farms, yards, or roadsides or as the residue left on food crops.

According to reports, Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world.

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer, which acquired the herbicide’s original producer Monsanto in 2018, is facing thousands of claims from people who say Roundup exposure caused their cancer.

Despite the recent ruling, Roundup will remain available for sale.

Currently, EPA officials are reviewing the 54-page ruling “and will decide the next steps.″

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