glyphosate scientific equation designer491/ThinkstockPhotos

European agency concludes glyphosate isn't carcinogen

Opinion will be taken into account when European Commission considers approving glyphosate later this year.

The European Chemicals Agency Committee for Risk Assessment announced today that the scientific evidence available doesn't meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen. Further, the committee concluded that glyphosate didn’t meet the criteria for specific target organ toxicity, as a mutagen or for reproductive toxicity.

The agency, did, however conclude that glyphosate causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.

The adopted opinion will go through a normal editorial check before it is sent to the European Commission.

The adopted opinion for glyphosate will be taken into account when the Commission and member states consider whether to renew the approval to use glyphosate as an active substance in pesticides later this year.

Source: European Chemicals Agency

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.