I’ve been reading some bad news about Roundup lately. And today I read a 2011 Huffington Post article that didn’t really surprise me, but…well, see for yourselves: http://goo.gl/JcLjC
In short, if you play golf OR use Roundup (made by that awful monster called Monsanto…hardly surprising…) to kill the weeds in your garden, I would suggest that you NOT go back to the golf course until you find out what sort of herbicide is used on it and/or, if you have any of the toxic crap in your house, dispose of it immmmmmmmediately.
Quote from the article: “The agency also said it is looking at a study partly sponsored by the EPA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that found some users of glyphosate were observed to have a higher risk of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting bone marrow, than people who never used the chemical. The two-fold increased risk was considered “non-significant” and EPA said the findings were preliminary and based on a small number of cases but it is still part of the review.”
The safest things to do: pull up your weeds by hand (I know, I know)…or spray a bit of vinegar on ‘em (do make sure it’s a sunny but day…the wind could blow drops of vinegar onto your other plants and kill ‘em all…)…