To: Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator and Margaret Hamburg, FDA Commissioner

It's Time to Get Rid of RoundUp!

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer found that glyphosate, commonly sold as RoundUp, is a “probable human carcinogen."

This is serious, as hundreds of millions of pounds of this herbicide are used on farmland across America every year, and the U.S. Geological Survey has detected glyphosate in rain, streams and air near agricultural areas.

Americans are exposed to this “probable human carcinogen” in their food, air and water every day, and the EPA and FDA are not doing enough to protect us from these exposures and potential health problems. 

It's time for the EPA to suspend the use of glyphosate until a meaningful evaluation of the herbicide's carcinogenicity is done as a part of the EPA's ongoing registration review.

The FDA should also begin monitoring and enforcing tolerance levels for glyphosate residues set by the EPA immediately.

Why is this important?

If RoundUp "probably" causes cancer, it's time to get rid of it!

In light of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer findings that glyphosate, commonly sold as RoundUp, is a "probable human carcinogen" (Group 2A), the EPA should reconsider its current Group E designation for the herbicide.

Hundreds of millions of pounds of this herbicide are used on farmland across America every year, and the U.S. Geological Survey has detected glyphosate in rain, streams and air near agricultural areas. Americans are exposed to this "probable human carcinogen" in their food, air and water every day, and the EPA and FDA are not doing enough to protect us from these exposures and potential health problems.

It's time for the EPA to suspend the use of glyphosate until a meaningful evaluation of the herbicide's carcinogenicity is done as a part of the EPA's ongoing registration review.

The FDA should also begin monitoring and enforcing tolerance levels for glyphosate residues set by the EPA immediately.

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