Roundup weed killer is now listed as a carcinogen, or cancer-causing substance, by Denmark’s Working Environment Authority (WEA). The new classification comes on the heels of a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) that called the herbicide “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
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What’s the Problem?
The WHO group linked glyphosate, the main ingredient contained in Roundup, to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer that begins in the cells of the lymph system. Lymphoma diagnoses have been increasing in Denmark for unknown reasons in recent years; the disease now affects over 1,000 Danes annually. These findings raised concerns from Philippe Grandjean, a professor of environmental medicine at the University of Southern Denmark.
“We know that glyphosate causes cancer in other mammals, but it has not been demonstrated in humans. That is because the effects are not investigated thoroughly enough in people yet. But when we see that other mammals get cancer from glyphosate, we must assume that people who are exposed to the substance can also develop cancer,” Grandjean said.
Roundup is the most popular pesticide and weed killer in Denmark, and Grandjean encourages people to stop using it. “Gardeners should remove Roundup as hazardous waste,” Grandjean said. “Pesticides have often proved more dangerous than we thought, and I do not think they belong in our homes.”
Despite its widespread use in home gardens, the vast majority of Roundup in Denmark is used in agricultural applications. In 2013, nearly 1,400 tons of glyphosate was sprayed on Danish soil.
“It is so common a substance, and our use of it is so extensive that this WHO report must be taken seriously,” Grandjean said.
“Philippe Grandjean is one of the world’s leading professors on toxicity especially on brain damage due to chemicals,” said Ib Borup Pederson, a Danish pig farmer who documented the significant change in the health and productivity of his livestock, as well as the profitability of his farm when he stopped using feed contaminated by glyphosate 4 years ago. “His appearance is of great importance; nobody in Denmark from the industry has clout enough to go against him, as he is both professor in Denmark and USA (at Harvard School of Public Health), and is widely recognized for his work.”
- Ho, Dr. Mae-Wan & and Swanson, Dr. Nancy. “Glyphosate ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ Latest WHO Assessment”. Institute of Science in Society (ISIS). March 24, 2015.
- Pederson, Ib Borup. “Changing from GMO to Non-GMO Natural Soy, Experiences from Denmark”. Institute of Science in Society (ISIS). September 9, 2014.
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