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New Study Links Herbicide to Cancer
A working group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization reviewed the recent research on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and the globe's most widely used weed-killing chemical, and found it "probably carcinogenic to humans."

The authors cited three studies that suggest occupational glyphosate exposure (e.g., for farm workers) causes "increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that persisted after adjustment for other pesticides." They also point to both animal and human studies suggesting that the chemical, both in isolation and in the mix used in the fields by farmers, "induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro"; and another one finding "increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage" in residents of several farm communities after spraying of glyphosate formulations.

The report delivered no specific conclusions about the dosage glyphosate requires triggering cancer. But given that US Geological Survey researchers have found it in detectable levels in air, rain, and streams in heavy-usage regions, that it's widely used in parks, that it has also been found in food residues (though the US Department of Agriculture does not regularly test for it), the Environmental Protection Agency will likely come under heavy pressure to demand new research on it.


 
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Dam Owner Holds Water Hostage on Friendship Lake - Weeds and algae are prolific on Friendship Lake. While the Lake District owns a weed harvester, they are unable to launch due to low water levels. Dam owner/operator Chuck Pheiffer claims it is safer to operate the dam with the low water levels and will not release water to replenish the lake, but is willing to sell the hydroelectric dam.


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