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Once again, IARC scientists withheld critical data from studies that concluded glyphosate does not pose a cancer threat.

“By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.” – Galileo Galilei

More Evidence Swept Under the IARC Rug

For the second time in over two months, evidence has surfaced that further demonstrates the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) lack of transparency, conflicts of interest, and hidden agenda.

On August 17, Politico revealed that Charles Williams Jameson, a member of IARC’s working group on glyphosate (Monograph 112 program) and retired National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) scientist, testified under oath that he “did not possess the full picture” on glyphosate prior to the group’s March 2015 conclusion that the herbicide is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”  Once again, IARC scientists withheld critical data from studies that concluded glyphosate does not pose a cancer threat.

 

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Wilson – Lawn Weed Out Ultra

Other Methods Tried Unsuccessfully – Alternative Pesticide Ban Failure

By MARTHA WICKETT – Sic [Salmon Arms BC – Hometown to Warren Bell]
December 7, 2016 ·

If you would like to weigh in on the city’s plan to give a one-time application of pesticides to the weeds that are breaking up hard surfaces like sidewalks and curbs, you might get a chance.

Coun. Tim Lavery gave notice at the Nov. 28 council meeting that he will be making a motion at the next meeting suggesting council receive further input on its pesticide spraying program.

“I do feel it’s an important topic, and I don’t feel the budget process was the time to have the discussion,” he said, suggesting that it include a chance for an “input session from interested people.”

During budget deliberations staff said the city would be using an exemption in the cosmetic pesticides bylaw in 2017 which allows pesticides when other methods have been tried unsuccessfully. City staff reported a one-time $10,000 application of pesticides will likely be used on the islands in the Trans-Canada Highway and on sidewalks downtown, moving farther afield as funding permits.

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Health Canada Launches New Inspections Database for Pesticide Companies

September 30, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to increased transparency. This includes making more information available on the health and safety decisions the government makes every day to help protect Canadian families from unsafe products.

To help Canadians make informed decisions about the pest control products they buy and use, Health Canada has announced that information on inspections of companies that manufacture pest control products will now be available to the public in an online database. Canadians can search the Pest Control Registrant Inspections Database for specific inspection findings, as well as summary report cards from inspections and information about companies’ history of compliance with the Pest Control Products Act and its Regulations.

The launch of the Pest Control Products Registrant Inspections Database is a milestone under Health Canada’s Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and Action Plan 2015-2018. The Plan has made specific commitments to provide Canadians with more information about Health Canada’s health and safety decision-making, including inspection outcomes and inspection ratings. Previously, Health Canada also launched the Drug and Health Product Inspections Database in April 2015.

Quick Facts

  • When conducting inspections of pest control product manufacturers, inspectors check facilities, take samples for testing, and examine documents, such as sales and incident reports.
  • If a risk to health or the environment is identified during an inspection, companies are required to take corrective actions.
  • The Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and Action Plan for 2015-18 outlines concrete steps Health Canada is taking to continually improve public access to timely, useful and relevant health and safety information, while still respecting privacy, confidentiality and security considerations.

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The APVMA has completed its assessment of the IARC report and other recent assessments of glyphosate and has concluded that glyphosate does not pose a cancer risk to humans