Seattle joins a wave of U.S. cities restricting the use of Roundup and other products with glyphosate due to the growing concern that the chemical could be giving people cancer. https://t.co/K6T96bkgz3— CityLab (@CityLab) October 13, 2019
Since Bayer and Monsanto have over 18,000 lawsuits filed against them due to the weed killer Roundup causing cancer in its users, cities and municipalities are beginning to no longer use Roundup in their parks and throughout their landscapes in which foilage grows on their properties. The herbicide Roundup contains glyphosate, a chemical that has been proven to be a carcinogen.
If someone contracted cancer from going to the park every day, then that person could see the city in which the park is located. Since these cities do not want to endure litigation, they decided to ditch Roundup. Three of the major cities that have decided to stop using Roundup are Miami, Austin, and Seattle.
Also, there are organic alternatives that can be used as pesticides and insecticides. However, there are thousands of cities that still use Roundup. I guess that they want their constituents to contract cancer out in public on a daily basis.