Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's weed killer Roundup, has been labeled a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization. And a recent study found that the toxic chemical threatens 93% of US endangered species with likely injury or death.
Home Depot and Lowe's -- the two largest hardware store chains in the world -- are well aware of the dangers of glyphosate. And yet, they are still selling it in thousands of stores across North America every year.
In 2018, a San Francisco jury determined that extensive exposure to Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson’s terminal cancer. The court ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to award the former school groundskeeper US$289 million in damages because the company failed to adequately warn consumers about the health hazards of using the product.
In the last two years, over 11,000 similar lawsuits have been launched against Bayer, Monsanto’s parent company. And while these legal battles will be key in the fight to rid the country of glyphosate, they take time.
As you read this, countless home gardeners and groundskeepers are spraying glyphosate-laden weed killers on parks, backyards, and gardens. But the use of these dangerous products will plummet if Lowe's and Home Depot take them off shelves.
Act now to demand that Lowe’s and Home Depot stop making cancer-linked poisons like glyphosate so easily accessible to unsuspecting consumers.
You and millions of other SumOfUs members have been instrumental in getting governments to ban glyphosate in countries around the world.
And we've got Lowe's and Home Depot to act on dangerous pesticides before -- more than 700,000 SumOfUs members like you convinced the hardware giants to stop selling bee-killing neonics three years ago. The US and Canadian governments won't listen, but it's clear that these companies are listening to what you have to say.
So now you need to speak out once again.
Join the movement to protect millions of children, animals, and groundskeepers all over North America from being exposed to glyphosate.