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Study: Cancer Linked Weed Killer Found in Kids’ Cereals

An environmental study group found that there were harmful levels of a weed-killer in children’s cereals as well as oats, according to an independent laboratory report.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018 12:09 PM
Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON – An environmental study group found that there were harmful levels of a weed-killer in children’s cereals as well as oats, according to an independent laboratory report.


According to Environmental Working Group (EWG), the report says they found glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup in all but two of 45 samples of products made by grown oats.


Glyphosate has been linked to cancer by scientists and by the World Health Organization, according to EWG.


This study said Cheerios and Quaker Oats made the list of potential cereals and oats with high levels of the chemical.


The report comes days after a landmark ruling that awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million claiming Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup caused him to have cancer.


EWG is urging the EPA to review all evidence linking glyphosate to increased cancer risk.

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