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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Reasons for signing

  • Slow the COVID numbers down and start Returning back to normalcy life, in-person and reopening montgomery county and recreation & senior centers, Sports activities, large family gatherings, weddings & marriages, personal services, Malls & Stores, Employment & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. reopening your small businesses and economy recovery.
  • Round-up is poison. It should be outlawed. Many lawsuits already.
  • This is ridiculous that we are even having to sign for this. Our nation should be ashamed.