2017-08-10 / Letters

Warns Of Herbicide Use

To The Editor,

As I walk around McConnellsburg, I see patches of dead and dying grass around fences, buildings, and sidewalks and wonder if it is caused by the use of glyphosate, a herbicide in Roundup, as well as other products? The safety of these products have been questioned for more than 25 years.

Glyphosate, the main ingredient, has been liked to lung and blood cancers. There are homemade solutions that are effective in killing weeds, including combining boiling water, salt, vinegar and dish soap. You can find others on the internet.

Our kids and pets spend a lot of time playing in the grass.

Anne Harvey
McConnellsburg

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