For farmers working regularly with glyphosate in the field, it’s important to know exactly what impact – if any – this will have on their health.
For more than 20 years, the Agricultural Health Study (AHS)1 has continuously monitored over 50,000 pesticide applicators. The study on glyphosate was conducted by independent researchers in academia and/or the U.S. government, and was publicly funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, among others – all governmental bodies in the United States.
This study was commissioned by the United States government in order to determine the impact of agricultural practices, lifestyle and genetic factors on the health of farmers and their families. In the long-term study, researchers found no association between glyphosate use and cancer.