A Weedkiller Used On Dublin Streets Is 'Probably Carcinogenic' According To The WHO

Time to look at some alternatives...

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It's been revealed that a chemical being used as a pesticide to kill weeds in Dublin's residential areas could potentially cause cancer.

In a statement released yesterday evening, Dublin City Council said they are now assessing pesticides round the city.

This move comes after the World Health Organisation claimed that glyphosate, the potentially harmful chemical that's been branded as Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic.”

Green party councillor Ciarán Cuffe questioned the use of the pesticide by Dublin City Council and further discussions about alternatives will be looked at later today.

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