The Moms Across America organization helped encourage a large and well-informed array of witnesses at a recent hearing by the California Office of Environmental Health Assessment. Here’s the result, as released June 27 by Moms Across America:
Congratulations to everyone who supported the action of the CA Guild, Moms Across America, and many more in their efforts to have glyphosate listed on the Prop 65 carcinogen list! We are extremely happy and proud to share that the California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced that the Monsanto lawsuit has been dismissed and glyphosate will be listed officially and legally on July 7, 2017.
And Reuter’s article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-glyphosate-california-idUSL1N1JN1L7
This is HUGE.
It could have gone another way. The Judge could have caved to corporate pressure. The scientists and team at OEHHA could have been intimidated by the legal tactics of Monsanto. But they did not waiver. They looked at the sound science showing the carcinogenic effects of glyphosate in many studies, and by all legal and sound scientific measures, added glyphosate, used in the most widely sprayed herbicide in the world, to the California carcinogen list.
We can clearly see that public action does matter. When glyphosate was first announced to be listed the OEHHA comment page received more comments in history for the listing of glyphosate than any other time in history. You did that. Together, we ARE raising awareness and taking action to protect the health of current and future generations.
We cannot thank you enough.
What does this mean?
As soon as the No Significant Risk Level is set…(expect months) within a year everything that contains glyphosate above that level ( lifetime exposure to that product for an average consumer) will have to be labeled with a warning in the state of California.
This means everything.
We will keep you posted with the developments!
Thanks again for all you do!
Moms Across America