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New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) concludes glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk

The Environmental Protection Agency in New Zealand has published a report on its assessment of glyphosate and carcinogenicity, concluding that the substance is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk. 

The “Review of the Evidence Relating to Glyphosate and Carcinogenicity” reports the result of the evaluation of relevant data on glyphosate with a specific focus on the most recently conducted studies.

The report concludes that “based on a weight of evidence approach, taking into account the quality and reliability of the available data – glyphosate is unlikely to be genotoxic or carcinogenic to humans and does not require classification under HSNO as a carcinogen or mutagen”.

The report’s findings support the conclusions of global regulatory reviews on glyphosate conducted by bodies such as EFSA in the EU and the EPA in the United States.

The report can be read in full here.

Last update: 12 September 2016