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(NaturalNews) Did you know that your local Lowe's or Home Depot store has shelves filled with a toxic substance that an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared to be a probable human carcinogen? This substance is known as glyphosate; it's commonly marketed as the herbicide "Roundup" for killing weeds, and two new Change.org petitions are seeking its immediate removal from the market in the interest of public safety.

Created by Natural News, the joint petitions call on these major home improvement chains to take notice of the latest research on glyphosate and take immediate action. There's no reason why these stores should continue to sell a substance linked to cancerous tumor growth, human cell death, chronic kidney disease and many other serious health problems.

Many of our readers already know that Roundup is sprayed commercially on millions of acres of genetically engineered crops, polluting both the food supply and our environment. But this same deadly product is sold in the nursery section of your local hardware store or big box chain store for use in home gardens and lawns, where animals roam about and where children play.

By continuing to sell this product, Lowe's and Home Depot are contributing to the glyphosate-induced health epidemic sweeping our nation. Roundup is also destroying the lives of indigenous people groups throughout South America, where millions of acres of untouched rainforest are being bulldozed to make way for genetically modified soy plantations.

"Carrying this product is irresponsible and endangers the health of the public and particularly children," warns both petitions.

Please read and sign the petitions at the following links:

Home Depot:
Change.org

Lowe's:
Change.org

EPA has known since 1985 that glyphosate causes cancer, but has done nothing

Astonishingly, our own Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been aware of glyphosate's carcinogenicity since at least 1985 when scientists found that rats exposed to the herbicide developed cancerous tumors. But the regulatory body never did anything with this information, instead allowing glyphosate use to expand and become the world's most popular herbicide.

"On the basis of tumours in mice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans... in 1985," explains a press release issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on March 20, 2015.

"The IARC Working Group that conducted the evaluation considered the significant findings from the US EPA report and several more recent positive results in concluding that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals," adds the release.

"Glyphosate also caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, although it gave negative results in tests using bacteria. One study in community residents reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) after glyphosate formulations were sprayed nearby."

Glyphosate probably causes cancer, but it's still being sprayed on your food, in public parks and around your house

It's been several months since these findings were published, and not much has changed, at least in the U.S. Glyphosate continues to be sprayed in unprecedented amounts on factory food crops, and millions of Americans continue to purchase Roundup from Lowe's and Home Depot for spraying on their lawns and in their gardens.

Many public parks throughout the country are also routinely sprayed with Roundup, exposing untold numbers of families, young children and animals to this noxious poison.

"People are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of this toxic product, and we would like to encourage Lowe's [and Home Depot] to show that they care about the health of children and the public by removing glyphosate from their stores," read the Change.org petitions.

"Removing this product from store shelves will protect and improve public health, and businesses that get in front of the wave to do so will gain a significant boost to their public image."

Be sure to sign the two petitions calling on Lowe's and Home Depot to stop selling Roundup by visiting the following links, which also contain contact information so you can voice your concerns directly to the companies:

Home Depot:
Change.org

Lowe's:
Change.org

Sources for this article include:

https://www.change.org

https://www.change.org

http://www.iarc.fr[PDF]

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