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The unseen carcinogenic danger lurking in New York City's public parks | Ben Kallos

06.06.2019
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City councilman Ben Kallos wants to end the city's practice of using the weedkiller Roundup, which has been linked to cancerParks are New Yorkers' oasis. They're where we escape the crowds, the din of traffic, and our often tiny apartments; where we play with our children, walk our pets, and relax in the sun. Parks should be a place where New Yorkers can relax and play without being exposed to dangerous chemicals. So why is a herbicide believed to cause cancer being sprayed in our parks?The New York City parks department is a prolific user of Roundup, a popular weedkiller sold by Monsanto. Yet research by the World Health Organization has linked the active chemical in Roundup, glyphosate, to cancer - a finding buttressed by several major civil suits recently brought against Monsanto. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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