Learning the Basics
Are Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Products Safe?
Before you use Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products, you want to make sure they're safe, right?
Before you use Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products, you want to make sure they’re safe, right? Good thinking. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know about the safety of our products.
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 active ingredient* in Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products is glyphosate. It targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets.
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.