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Glyphosate

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Glyphosate.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Phosphanoglycine herbicide
  • Uses: Non selective herbicide, or at low rates a plant growth regulator
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organic land managment
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Yes (6)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (7)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (13, 8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (7)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information