IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:08 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly carcinogenic to humans. However, the classification likely will not affect the chemical's registration in the United States or elsewhere, an expert observer of the IARC said during a press conference Tuesday following the announcement.

Dr. Julie Goodman, epidemiologist, board-certified toxicologist, IARC observer and consultant to the 2,4-D Research Task Force, said the public should be reassured by the classification.

"This classification does not mean 2,4-D causes cancer," she said. "It is very reassuring IARC found no association of cancer in humans. Based on ...

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