Scientific advisory panel to meet on cancer potential of glyphosate

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Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate (rescheduled meeting)

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) will meet Dec. 13-16, 2016, to consider and review a set of scientific issues being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide glyphosate. This is the meeting that was rescheduled from Oct. 18-21, 2016.

EPA has published meeting materials in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0385 at, including a glyphosate issue paper with the Agency’s proposed classification that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment. The meeting materials, charge, panel members and panel biosketches for this SAP meeting are also posted on the Scientific Advisory Panel website.

The peer review panel has 90 days to provide EPA with a written report. Once EPA has reviewed the SAP report and made any appropriate changes to our risk assessment, we intend to release all the components of our full human health and ecological risk assessments for a 60-day public comment period. We are currently scheduled to publish the human health and ecological risk assessments in spring 2017.

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