Learning the Basics
Facts About Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Product Safety
Before you use Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products, you want to make sure they're safe, right?
READ THE LABEL. HEED THE LABEL.
First things first — when you use any Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer product, you should start by reading the label. It’s chock-full of valuable safety info. Following it is the best way to make sure you’re using our products as safely and effectively as possible. Follow the label, and safety will follow too.
HERE ARE THE FACTS, JACK
Glyphosate-based products have a 40-year history of safe use. In fact, there have been over 800 health and safety studies on glyphosate — many of which came from independent researchers. That’s why people all over the world have chosen Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products to control their weeds.
HOW DOES IT WORK ANYWAY?
The main active ingredient in Roundup® Weed and Grass Killer products is glyphosate. It works by targeting an enzyme that is essential to plant growth.
WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT?
When used as instructed on the label, Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products pose no unreasonable risk to the environment. Here are a couple of precautions you can take to ensure that you’re using our products in a way that keeps Mother Nature happy.
- Wait for optimal weather
Use Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products in calm weather and when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours. This helps prevent wind and rain from spreading the product onto plants you want to keep.
- Practice proper disposal
Place empty containers in the trash or offer them for recycling if possible. If you want to toss a partly filled container, call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING.
- Reuters shares U.S. EPA assessment that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to people
- AP News covers U.S. judge decision that Roundup® does not require label stating it’s known to cause cancer
- Reuters investigates IARC’s assessment of glyphosate
- The Western Producer discusses The Agricultural Health Study finding of no connection between glyphosate exposure and cancer
- Ag Week explores the science behind glyphosate herbicide
Any other safety questions?
Give our customer service team a call at 1-800-246-7219 or tweet us @LawnGardenHelp.
*Some Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products contain additional active ingredients. See product labels for details.