Monsanto Off the Hook for Cancers From PCBs It Produced

Monsanto emerged victorious on Tuesday at the end of a nearly month-long trial in which plaintiffs had alleged the former manufacturer of PCBs showed “a reckless disregard for human life.”

PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, were manufactured in the U.S. from 1929 until being banned in 1979, and, according to reporting by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monsanto was the primary manufacturer of them. The EPA classifies PCBs as probable human carcinogens.

The suit charges Monsanto with negligence for production and sale of PCBs despite knowledge of their harm.

Read more at:   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/08/monsanto-hook-cancers-pcbs-it-produced

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