FRESNO (AP) — California regulators are taking a pivotal step toward requiring the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a warning label.
The state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced Monday that the weed killer’s main ingredient, glyphosate, will be listed in July as a chemical known to cause cancer.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
State spokesman Sam Delson says products like Roundup will have to be labelled as potentially cancerous.
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Attorney Michael Baum represents hundreds of people whose loved ones say they’ve died from exposure to Roundup.
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A representative for Monsanto, which sells Roundup, was not immediately available late Monday for comment.
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