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EPA Will Reassess Glyphosate Cancer Risks After Court Decision

Sept. 23, 2022, 8:03 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency will withdraw a 2020 interim decision that deemed the weed-killing chemical glyphosate to be free from cancer risk, the agency announced Friday.

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in June vacated the health portion of its risk assessment for the chemical, used in products like the weedkiller Roundup. The panel concluded that the agency’s reasoning for a risk-free determination was flawed.

The court also granted the EPA’s request for a voluntary remand without vacature of the ecological portion of the review. A new review of the chemical won’t meet the court-appointed deadline of ...