Re: Tarazona et al. (2017): Glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity: a review of the scientific basis of the European Union assessment and its differences with IARC. doi: 10.1007/s00204-017-1962-5

Re: Tarazona et al. (2017): Glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity: a review of the scientific... Arch Toxicol (2017) 91:3195–3197 DOI 10.1007/s00204-017-2009-7 REPLY Re: Tarazona et al. (2017): Glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity: a review of the scientific basis of the European Union assessment and its differences with IARC. doi: 10.1007/s00204‑017‑1962‑5 1 2 Christopher J. Portier · Peter Clausing Received: 18 May 2017 / Accepted: 1 June 2017 / Published online: 15 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Recently Tarazona et al. (2017) explained the methodology studies (BAuA 2016, p. 67). This negligible difference used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA 2015) does not suggest that oncogenic viruses increased the inci- for the scientific assessment of carcinogenicity as applied dence of malignant lymphoma in this particular study. to glyphosate. We noted a number of inaccuracies in this In comparison, mouse study B, was used in the EFSA paper which may have affected the outcome of the assess- evaluation (Tarazona et al. 2017) despite serious concerns ment, i.e., glyphosate is considered as non-carcinogenic. regarding the quality of the data with regard to malignant These problems relate to the evaluation of individual stud- lymphomas. According to regulatory documents (Germany ies, the objective evaluation of the combined evidence and 2015; BAuA 2016), the assessment of malignant lympho- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Toxicology Springer Journals

Re: Tarazona et al. (2017): Glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity: a review of the scientific basis of the European Union assessment and its differences with IARC. doi: 10.1007/s00204-017-1962-5

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Biomedicine; Pharmacology/Toxicology; Occupational Medicine/Industrial Medicine; Environmental Health; Biomedicine, general
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10.1007/s00204-017-2009-7
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Arch Toxicol (2017) 91:3195–3197 DOI 10.1007/s00204-017-2009-7 REPLY Re: Tarazona et al. (2017): Glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity: a review of the scientific basis of the European Union assessment and its differences with IARC. doi: 10.1007/s00204‑017‑1962‑5 1 2 Christopher J. Portier · Peter Clausing Received: 18 May 2017 / Accepted: 1 June 2017 / Published online: 15 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Recently Tarazona et al. (2017) explained the methodology studies (BAuA 2016, p. 67). This negligible difference used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA 2015) does not suggest that oncogenic viruses increased the inci- for the scientific assessment of carcinogenicity as applied dence of malignant lymphoma in this particular study. to glyphosate. We noted a number of inaccuracies in this In comparison, mouse study B, was used in the EFSA paper which may have affected the outcome of the assess- evaluation (Tarazona et al. 2017) despite serious concerns ment, i.e., glyphosate is considered as non-carcinogenic. regarding the quality of the data with regard to malignant These problems relate to the evaluation of individual stud- lymphomas. According to regulatory documents (Germany ies, the objective evaluation of the combined evidence and 2015; BAuA 2016), the assessment of malignant lympho-

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Archives of ToxicologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 15, 2017

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