Coun­cils mon­i­tor weed­killer can­cer link

Midland Reporter - - News -

MUN­DAR­ING and Kala­munda shires are among the lo­cal coun­cils mon­i­tor­ing re­search into a weed­killer pre­vi­ously found to have “prob­a­ble” links to can­cer by the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The Aus­tralian Pes­ti­cides and Vet­eri­nary Medicines Author­ity (APVMA) as­sessed the hu­man health risks as­so­ci­ated with glyphosate – the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in Roundup – used by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to con­trol weeds.

Fol­low­ing con­cerns raised by the In­ter­na­tional Agency for Re­search on Can­cer (IARC), the author­ity has de­ter­mined a full re­con­sid­er­a­tion was not re­quired.

The APVMA said a weight-of-ev­i­dence eval­u­a­tion in­cluded a com­mis­sioned re­view of the IARC mono­graph re­gard­ing glyphosate by the Depart­ment of Health, and risk as­sess­ments by reg­u­la­tory agen­cies in other coun­tries and ex­pert in­ter­na­tional bod­ies.

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