Further to a recent monograph by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A), ANSES has considered the European classification of this pesticide for carcinogenicity under the CLP Regulation ((EC) No 1272/2008). ANSES concluded that it is not currently appropriate to classify glyphosate as a Category 1A or 1B carcinogen under CLP (known or presumed to be carcinogenic to humans), but that it could arguably be placed in Category 2 (substances suspected of being carcinogenic to humans). Accordingly, ANSES believes that the classification of glyphosate should be reviewed by the European Chemicals Agency.

French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) (2016). Opinion on the glyphosate request No 2015-SA-0093. 9 February 2016. https://www.anses.fr/en/system/files/SUBCHIM2015sa0093EN.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the April 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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