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EPA issues review of glyphosate

February 4, 2020 -  By

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an interim decision and supporting documents for glyphosate. Included in the interim decision is the agency’s findings on human health risks.

“The EPA thoroughly assessed risks to humans from exposure to glyphosate from all registered uses and all routes of exposure and did not identify any risks of concern,” the review says. “The agency also concluded that there are no residential, non-occupational bystander, aggregate or occupational risks of concern. The EPA has not made a common mechanism of toxicity to humans finding as to glyphosate and any other substance and it does not appear to produce a toxic metabolite produced by other substances. Therefore, it was not appropriate for EPA to assess cumulative risks.”

The EPA is also requiring label changes to reduce off-target spray drift and “establish a baseline level of protection against spray drift that is consistent across all products containing glyphosate,” the review says.

The entire review can be found on the EPA’s website and are available for public comment at

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