WHO Says Widely-Used Dow Herbicide 2,4-D “Possibly Carcinogenic” to Humans

If you are wondering why there is an outrageous number of people you know with cancer, you can start here with the blame.

I, for one, hear daily of new diagnoses of cancer and it is an epidemic! It is also extremely obvious that those who run the corporations that are responsible for introducing these toxins into us are not at all concerned that millions of people are writhing in ferocious agony and many millions more will follow suit. It is also crystal clear that there is no such thing as an Environmental Protection Agency because if indeed it exists, why is this allowed?

News for the Revolution

Advocacy groups warn new classification is latest proof that ‘we cannot continue down the path of dousing our fields with ever more toxic chemicals’

By Sarah Lazare
June 24, 2015
Common Dreams

"We have known for decades that 2,4-D is harmful to the environment and human health, especially for the farmers and farm workers applying these chemicals to crops," said Mary Ellen Kustin, Environmental Working Group. (Photo: Chafer Machinery/flickr/cc) “We have known for decades that 2,4-D is harmful to the environment and human health, especially for the farmers and farm workers applying these chemicals to crops,” said Mary Ellen Kustin, Environmental Working Group. (Photo: Chafer Machinery/flickr/cc)

The World Health Organization revealed on Tuesday that 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic, a key ingredient of a widely-used herbicide produced by Dow, is “possibly carcinogenic” to humans—a classification that public health and environmental advocates say is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the overall dangers the chemical poses.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer—a Lyon, France-based wing of the WHO—published the findings Tuesday in The Lancet Oncology and also disclosed them in a public statement (pdf).

The agency…

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2 thoughts on “WHO Says Widely-Used Dow Herbicide 2,4-D “Possibly Carcinogenic” to Humans

  1. The Chemical companies made the herbicides that cause cancer so the Pharmaceutical companies can make the medications for the cancer. It’s a vicious circle. We really have toget back to the family farms.
    Leslie

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    • And more often than not, cancer treatments don’t work. They just increase the misery. And another sad fact is that corporations have bought up almost all of the many family farms and tried to make it as unprofitable as they possibly could for the few remaining hold-outs. Business as usual.

      Thank you for your comment Leslie!

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