The Popular Herbicide That Could Give You Cancer
This weed killer is one of the most widespread herbicides on the market today.
here is also strong evidence that it is a carcinogen (causes cancer).
You may be skeptical, “Of course an EcoMight blog would say this! They are selling a competing product!”
We understand the skepticism. But first, google “glyphosate.” You will see news article after news article mentioning lawsuit after lawsuit. Huge settlements paid out to cancer sufferers. All believed to be caused by glyphosate.
It makes you wonder why this herbicide is approved by regulatory agencies in the United States. We’ll get into that later, but first, what is it?
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is an herbicide that first appeared in products starting in the 1970s. Since then, it has become one of the most popular weed killers on the market.
In other words, if you have used an herbicide, you most likely used glyphosate.
For years, glyphosate was widely regarded as safe. But over the past two decades, this image has started to change.
Regulatory Agencies Take a Second Look
Over time, research started to question whether glyphosate was actually non-carcinogenic.
Part of that research was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. They conducted an analysis of public studies on glyphosate and found that it was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The strongest connection was an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Cancer of the immune system.
This is not the only analysis that has come to this conclusion. More research was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington. They found an increase in cancer risk of those exposed by up to 41 percent!
What type of cancer you ask?
Then why did the EPA, when they reviewed glyphosate in 2019, determine that glyphosate poses “no risk to public health?” And why would there be settlements in the billions of dollars to cancer victims in contact with glyphosate?
In the previous section, we stated that the International Agency for Research on Cancer conducted an analysis of “public studies” of glyphosate.
The wording is important.
David Eastmond, a toxicologist that helped the World Health Organization come to its own conclusion on glyphosate, explained why in an article by NPR.
These organizations come to different conclusions because “regulatory agencies like the EPA considered a large number of studies that aren’t publicly available.” Studies conducted and paid for by companies that produce glyphosate. Studies that were submitted to the EPA when investigations came around.
Does anyone see a conflict of interest?
The EPA was likely working off of biased data. The damage of this biased data is coming to fruition as people who were exposed to glyphosate have become cancer victims.
Who is in danger?
If your a company/farm that heavily uses herbicides, it was likely glyphosate. In other words, they were likely working with a carcinogen.
As we have already stated, just because they says it is safe to use, does not necessarily mean that it is safe.
If you want to be sure that you are keeping you and the people that work for you safe, you want to use an herbicide that does not contain glyphosate or other toxic chemicals.
Like EcoMight. It’s the only viable natural and organic solution for professional landscapers, facilities/property managers, groundskeepers, and golf superintendents (don’t worry, it’s effective too).
So yes, of course, we want to sell more of our product. However, this is more than that.
We feel we are doing the right thing.
Providing a better alternative, that will keep you and the people who work for out of harm’s way. All this and you won’t have to sacrifice one bit of the effectiveness that you are used to.
That’s why some of the top 100 golf courses in the USA, Cities and Towns, HOA’s, Theme Parks, Cemeteries, Cultural Landmarks, and Colleges have made the switch and are now using EcoMight.
For more information, we encourage you to do your own research and due-diligence. You can also visit EcoMight. where there is a plethora of information for your enjoyment.
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