Falmouth Board of Health voted Monday, April 8, to create a one-year moratorium, with a variance provision, prohibiting the use of the herbicide glyphosate on town-owned lands.

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in such popular commercial weed killers as Roundup and Rodeo, which have been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and, less conclusively, to other health issues from eye irritation to endocrine abnormalities, according to published reports.

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