Roundup Weed-Killer and the Threat of Cancer

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weed-sprayDespite the technologically advanced age in which we live, where we have computers in the palms of our hands and constant medical breakthroughs, the number of people struck by cancer continues to increase. Sadly, the more we learn, the more it turns out that these technological advances and the toxins used to produce them are leading to a greater risk of cancer.

One such toxin that has been making a great deal of news recently is the Roundup brand of weed-killer from Monsanto.

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California Just Took a Step Forward in the Fight Against Roundup

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roundupMonsanto’s weed-killing pesticide Roundup is used widely in the United States’ agricultural community. The company has widely fought claims that Roundup is linked to many forms of cancer. Despite reporting from The World Health Organization, Monsanto has been able to keep Roundup’s link to cancer off official records and its product’s listing. That is, until now.

According to The Center for Biodiversity, California has officially recognized glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable” human carcinogen. This comes just after news that The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to link glyphosate to cancer,

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Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

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Talcum powder has been a commonly used household product for centuries, as it is beneficial in drying up moisture, reducing friction, and preventing rashes. In addition, it was frequently marketed as an effective way to mask feminine odors. Unfortunately, women that have habitually used talcum powder in this manner may have unknowingly increased their risk for developing ovarian cancer.

Why Talcum Powder Has Been Linked to Cancer

A significant number of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have talc particles that were discovered in their ovaries.

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