Proposed Specific Regulatory Level Chemical Causing Cancer: Glyphosate

Comment by: 
Anne Wolf
Received on: 
06/20/2017 - 1:22pm
Comment: 
I am writing in regards to a proposed specific regulatory level chemical causing cancer: Glyphosate. The American Cancer Society states that between 2010 and 2012 men in the United States had a 42.05 per cent risk of cancer and a 22.67 percent death rate. Women had a 37.58 percent risk of cancer and a 19.13 percent of death. Cancer rates have been on the rise for decades and it is not beyond reason that eventually half the population of men and women will be risk for cancer. This is unacceptable. . Every effort must be made to reduce these numbers not push them higher. Cancer causing chemicals must be regulated to there lowest effective level. The committee needs to review the lowest levels of glyphosate in epidemiological studies and any research that is related to the negative impacts of glyphosate on other health issues and on the environment. All heath and negative impacts must be considered to determine the lowest safe level. I realize that the Monsanto would want the highest level approved. What must take priority is the cost not only financially to families but federal, state and local health programs and also the emotional cost to those who must live through the treatment and those who love them. There is not a person in the United States that has not had a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer. The toll is unbelievable and will continue to rise if we collective do not take action to limit the exposure of our citizens to toxic cancer causing chemicals. Monsanto will not cover the cost cancer treatment nor help a family where a mother or father has passed on. Family’s lose their homes or go bankrupt just trying to survive this illness. The cost is high for California citizens and we must do everything in our power to prevent the disease and the emotional and financial cost it brings to all of us.