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Glyphosate

CAS ID #: 1071-83-6

Affected Organ Systems: Gastrointestinal (Stomach and Intestines, part of the digestive system), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Classification: EPA: Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. IARC: Probably carcinogenic to humans

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Chemical Classification: Pesticides (chemicals used for killing pests, such as rodents, insects, or plants)

Summary: Glyphosate is the active ingredient in weed killer products such as RoundUp™. Glyphosate products are one of the most widely used weed killers worldwide in farms and in home gardens and lawns. These products typically contain glyphosate in combination with other ingredients that help improve the absorption of the glyphosate into the plant. Glyphosate-based formulations (GBFs) are easily bought in most stores. These products can have different combinations of other ingredients or different concentrations of glyphosate.

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    Glyphosate (N-[phosphonomethyl]glycine) is the active ingredient in over 750 herbicide products and is the most widely used herbicide worldwide in both agricultural and residential applications.

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