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Glyphosate: Toxicology and Human Risk Assessment Volume 2, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2003

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  • Key words: herbicides; toxicology; risk assessment; humans.
  • Page(s) : 323-34
  • Published in: 2003

Glyphosate is a systemic, non‐specific herbicide widely used throughout the world. It has been the subject of numerous experimental studies to enable national and international authorities to assess its potential risks for professionals, amateur gardeners, and consumers in general. These in‐depth investigations show that in normal use glyphosate has a very low level of toxicity to mammals. This paper presents the complete file, including not only the published studies but also all the confidential reports and regulatory studies performed or commissioned by the manufacturer. This comprehensive database was used by numerous agencies to evaluate the potential risks of this agent and to establish its margin of safety according to internationally recognized standardized models.