Dr. Kurt Straif, a section head with the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), spoke in an interview defending the agency’s assessment that glyphosate probably causes cancer in humans.
“Our evaluation was a review of all the published scientific literature on glyphosate and this was done by the world’s best experts on the topic that in addition don’t have any conflicts of interest that could bias their assessment,” Straif said.
“They concluded that, yes, glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans based on three strings of evidence, that is clear evidence of cancer in experimental animals, limited evidence for cancer for humans from real-world exposures, of exposed farmers, and also strong evidence that it can damage the genes from any kind of other toxicological studies.”
As American gardeners and home owners are learning of the Roundup cancer connection, more and more people are seeking to file Roundup cancer lawsuits against Monsanto. Critics say the company has purposefully concealed information from and misled the public regarding the Roundup cancer risk. If you find some of your loved ones suffering from the effects of the Monsanto’s Round Up, you can consult roundup cancer lawsuit for the legal help.
Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s product, Roundup, and is also found in herbicides manufactured.
Basically, the IARC assessment focussed on “hazard” while the other looked at “risk.” David Eastmond, a toxicologist at the University of California, Riverside, explained to Wired how the terms are different: “If you have people gawking at sharks swimming around a tank in an aquarium, the sharks are a hazard, but they pose little risk. If you have a surfer on the beach with a shark, now that shark is both a hazard and a risk.”