8 household products containing the ingredient WHO just said probably causes cancer that you can buy on Amazon right now

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On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the most common weedkiller in America, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic," after performing what it called an "exhaustive" review, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Monsanto, whose Roundup products contain concentrations of the chemical, has attacked WHO's report and asked for a retraction.


WHO is so far standing by its claim. Past studies have also found links between glyphosate and deteriorating health in humans and animals. Last year Netherlands became the latest country to bann glyphosate for non-commercial uses — Brazil, Sri Lanka and El Salvador also have restrictions on its use. The EPA has said the evidence is inconclusive.

Whatever the case, the ubiquity of glyphosate is unquestionable. Glyphosate products have been sold in the U.S. since 1974, and Roundup has gone on to become the most popular weed killer in the world, according to NPR.


Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Household Products Database lists 25 different products that contain glyphosate, though some of these have been discontinued.

But not all.

We found eight glyphosate-based products you can buy right now on Amazon. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.


Monsanto Aquamaster Herbicide (53.5% glyphosate)


Customer Review: "Everything dies as the product claims it will."

Round Up Pro Concentrate (50.2% glyphosate)


Customer review: "It comes in a very secure carton - for some reason I worried that receiving hazardous chemicals through the mail would be troublesome, but this worked great."

Bonide Concentrate KleenUp Weed Killer (41% glyphosate)


Customer review: "Be careful! Do not use full strength unless you're trying to kill an Oak Tree!"

Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate (5% glyphosate)


Customer review: "One word of caution, for the larger weeds, pull those out because this stuff will just turn your green weeds into brown weeds which is equally ugly."

Ortho Ground Clear Triox (5% glyphosate)


(No reviews, but there's only one left in stock.)

Roundup Weed and Grass Killer, Ready To Use (2% glyphosate)


"#1 new release in Weed Killers"

Roundup Sure Shot Foam (1% glyphosate)


Customer review: "It is so nice not to have to bring out the weed whacker for this chore anymore."

Bonide Ready-to-Use Kleen Up Weed Killer (0.5% glyphosate)


(No reviews; only two left in stock.)

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.

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