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Webinars on the safety assessment of glyphosate

Carcinogenicity of and epidemiologic research on glyphosate: a look at the evidence

In 2015, the International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) categorised the active substance glyphosate as a ‘Category 2A’ probable human carcinogen. Subsequent reviews by regulatory agencies around the world (EFSA, Food and Safety Commission of Japan, US EPA, New Zealand EPA and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) and the WHO’s Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) reaffirmed the prevailing view that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. IARC appears to stand alone against the other scientific opinions; consumer markets are confused and concerned.

During this webinar Dr. A. Wallace Hayes and Dr. John Acquavella will assess the scientific arguments at hand and will host a scientific discussion on glyphosate and cancer. While Dr. Hayes will primarily focus on the evidence available in an inordinate number of long term toxicology studies with glyphosate, Dr. Acquavella will review the epidemiologic research that pertains to glyphosate.

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The genotoxic potential of glyphosate – is glyphosate to be linked with oxidative stress?

In 2015, the International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) categorised the active substance glyphosate as a ‘Category 2A’ probable human carcinogen.  Subsequent reviews by regulatory agencies around the world (EFSA, Food and Safety Commission of Japan, US EPA, New Zealand EPA and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) and the WHO’s Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues recently issued evaluations contradicting IARC. The alleged mode of action responsible for glyphosate’s ‘probable’ carcinogenicity is genotoxicity and more specifically: the mechanism of ‘oxidative stress’.

During this webinar Prof. David Kirkland and Dr. James Bus will assess the scientific arguments at hand and will host a scientific discussion on glyphosate and genotoxicity. While Prof. Kirkland will primarily focus on the evidence available in the vast amount of standard genotoxicity studies, Dr. Bus will focus on the plausibility of the mechanism of oxidative stress.

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Glyphosate’s reproductive toxicity potential

During this webinar Dr. Mark Martens will host a scientific discussion on the state of play with regards to glyphosate and embryo-fetal developmental toxicity effects. Dr. Martens will primarily focus on the vast amount of evidence available in the numerous detailed embryo-fetal developmental toxicity studies in rats and rabbits and will assess the need for classification.

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Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (STOT-RE) – Does a classification for glyphosate need to be considered?

During this webinar Dr. Martens will examine the need to classify glyphosate for STOT-RE. Dr. Martens will focus on all the evidence available from different animal models (rat -mouse-dog and rabbit) and assess whether the classification criteria have been met. In this assessment the endpoints, the mechanism of toxicity (it is relevance to humans) and the overall weight of evidence will be considered.

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Last update: 17 January 2017