- Jun 2014
- United States
Its a good question and one similar to why so far nobody has been able to go after Monsanto for glyphosate. Its speculated that it causes cancer but hasnt been proven. There are various cancer clusters near where its used heaviest but it cant be pinpointed. No easy answers once scientists say its cancer causing and people get cancer. I do know doctors have been warning against using it for a very long time. So they must have reasonable belief that it was bad.
It's not that simple. Sawdust is a known carcinogen, but we still have sawmills in operation. A carcinogen is not a magic bullet that delivers cancer to anyone with whom it makes contact. It is a substance that has a statistical correlation with an increase in cancer rates within a population. Contact with a carcinogen could be perfectly safe for some individuals while being absolutely deadly to others.