EPA claims toxic chemical in Roundup doesn't cause cancer

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The EPA continues to back the use of glyphosate in Roundup, even after it has been identified as a carcinogenic.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of glyphosate in the herbicide Roundup.

Their endorsement comes despite findings by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer that claim glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans."

According to the National Pesticide Information Center, glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide first introduced in 1974 by Monsanto. Glyphosate blocks protein production of an enzyme in certain plants, preventing them from growing.

According to National Geographic, Roundup is the second most widely used herbicide in the US. It can be used in farms, gardens, and weeds in urban areas.

Humans can be exposed to glyphosate if herbicides comes in contact with their skin and eyes or by breathing it in during spraying.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. EPA approves the use of glyphosate; glyphosate found to be carcinogenic
2. How glyphosate works
3. Where Roundup can be used
4. How humans can be exposed to glyphosate

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of glyphosate in the herbicide Roundup."

"Their endorsement comes despite findings by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer that claim glyphosate is 'probably carcinogenic to humans.'"

"According to the National Pesticide Information Center, glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide first introduced in 1974 by Monsanto. Glyphosate blocks protein production of an enzyme in certain plants, preventing them from growing."

" According to National Geographic, Roundup is the second most widely used herbicide in the US. It can be used in farms, gardens, and weeds in urban areas."

"Humans can be exposed to glyphosate if herbicides comes in contact with their skin and eyes or by breathing it in during spraying."

SOURCES:
Inhabitat, National Pesticide Information Center, National Geographic
https://inhabitat.com/epa-backs-the-use-of-toxic-herbicide-chemical-glyphosate/
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/glyphogen.html
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150422-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-weeds/