Category Archives: glyphosate

Glyphosate: Harmless Tool or Sneaky Poison?

  On Wednesday, May 10, 2017,  the  possible negative effect on human health of the famous herbicide, glyphosate, was debated by leading experts at a public meeting in the European Parliament Building in Brussels. Glyphosate The meeting was organised by: Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament, the European Association for…
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Glyphosate found in human urine, beers and wine

The annual meeting of environment and health was held last week in Copenhagen with the title: "Chemicals in the body". Among others it was reported that a not yet published study from the University of Copenhagen had found glyphosate in all samples of human urine analysed. It shows that everybody is exposed. We have known…
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ECHA propose a change of glyphosate’s classification and labelling

The European Chemical Agency, ECHA, has launched a 45-days long public consultation on an ammended harmonised classification and labelling proposals for the herbicide Glyphosate.  The deadline for comments is 18 July 2016. Glyphosate (ISO); N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine (CAS 213-997-49, EC 1071-83-6) is currently classified in Annex VI to the EU CLP Regulation as: Eye Dam. 1, H318…
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The authorisation of glyphosate in Europe may be phased out

The present authorisation of the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate in Europe expires on 1st July, 2016. The discussion between IARC and EFSA about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate has already been mentioned in the Newsblog from 17 November, 2015. The Europa Commission has proposed a 15-year renewal, and that was favoured by a majority of member countries, among others Denmark. However, the…
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