Study of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate: ANSES announces the selection of the scientific teams retained to conduct additional toxicological studies

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Following controversies over the carcinogenic classification of glyphosate, ANSES launched a call for tenders for the conduct of additional toxicology studies on the carcinogenic potential of the substance. At the end of the selection process, the Agency announces today the scientific teams selected to carry out these studies, the results of which will be used for the re-evaluation of glyphosate by the European Union at the end of 2022 .

The glyphosate is an active substance in many herbicides, including the use has been reapproved for five years by the European Union in December 2017 .

To better understand the possible carcinogenic action mechanisms of glyphosate and to assess their relevance for humans, ANSES launched in August 2019 a call for tenders for the completion of several additional studies:

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