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WASHINGTON (February 28, 2018) – American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement after a federal court ruled against the State of California’s misguided move to require cancer warning labels on Roundup products:

“U.S. District Judge William Shubb’s ruling to prevent California from requiring cancer warning labels on Roundup products is a victory for all Americans who believe they have a right to consumer information that is accurate and based on sound science.

“As the judge noted, the state’s decision was based on a controversial and questionable classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monographs Program, and it ignored scientific research from EPA and the World Health Organization that determined there is insufficient evidence that glyphosate—an active ingredient in Roundup—causes cancer.

“Importantly, Judge Shubb wrote that ‘where California seeks to compel businesses to provide cancer warnings, the warnings must be factually accurate and not misleading. As applied to glyphosate, the required warnings are false and misleading.’

“Companies should never be forced by the government to say things about their products that are flatly wrong and deceptive to consumers. The bottom line is Americans deserve information about the products we buy that is accurate and based on fact. We hope this ruling will lead to further examination of how out of hand California’s Proposition 65 law has become and constructive reforms to this problematic law.”


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