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Turf Rundown – EPA Reaffirms that Herbicide Glyphosate Poses No Risk to Public Health

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in U.S. agriculture and has been studied for decades. Glyphosate is used on more than 100 food and non-food crops, including ornamentals and turf.

The EPA recently took an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate. As part of this action, EPA continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. While the agency did not identify public health risks, the assessment did identify ecological risks. To address these risks, EPA is proposing management measures to help farmers target pesticide sprays on the intended pest, protect pollinators, and reduce the problem of weeds becoming resistant to glyphosate. Read more here.