The Food and Drug Administration says it’s not the only pesticide linked with cancer in women.
The agency’s announcement Tuesday on a glyphosate-linked death in a woman in Arizona raises the possibility of another glyphosate-related death.
The FDA also says a new study found that the compound used in glyphosate-containing products, called Glyphosan, has been found in the blood of nearly a dozen people with cancer.
Glyphosate, also known as Roundup, was approved by the FDA in 2000 and was widely used in the United States as a weed killer and insecticide until it was banned in 2007.
Its popularity in the U.S. rose from the early 2000s as farmers sprayed large amounts of it on their fields.
But the chemical was found to be more toxic than its predecessor glyphosate-based weed killers.
It was phased out nationwide in 2014 after the EPA revised its position on glyphosate.
The new FDA report, published on its website, says Glyphosel may be present in the urine of women and children and in the breast milk of pregnant women.
But it says the risk of cancer is “likely to be lower” for women who use GlyphoSan than for women whose use is based on Glyphoshan.
It says women in their late teens and early 20s with chronic diseases and with elevated risk factors should not use Glyprosan.
The agency has said Glyphol is safe in the first year of use.
Gluconocontrol, a compound found in Glyphosal, has never been approved by a U.N. agency and is not approved for use in the human body.GLYPHOSAN, which was first discovered in 2009, has no known side effects.
The U.K. Health Protection Agency says there are about 300 known glyphosate-like compounds in the food supply.
The EPA also says the agency has conducted studies that have shown Glyphosa has a potential carcinogenicity in humans and animal models.