Ingredient in Popular Weed Killer Raises Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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Nancy Clanton, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 15, 2019

The first day of spring is a little more than a month away. Before you pull out the weed killer for your yard and garden, however, you should check the label.

A recent meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Washington has found being “highly exposed” to glyphosate — found in common weed killers like Roundup — increases a person’s cancer risk by 41 percent.

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide around the world.

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