Bloomberg Law
Aug. 8, 2019, 9:48 PM

EPA to Reject Cancer Labels for Glyphosate, Dinging California

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

The EPA said it won’t approve products with labels that claim glyphosate is known to cause cancer, rejecting California’s decision to require warning labels on the popular weedkiller.

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to manufacturers Aug. 7 indicating that the agency will consider the products misbranded if they included language required under California’s Proposition 65 law, which mandates a warning on merchandise that contains chemicals found to be carcinogenic or toxic to the reproductive system.

“It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk. ...

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