Monsanto’s Environmental Impact as a chemical manufacturer, Monsanto’s day-to-day operations have wreaked havoc on the environment and public health.
Modern-day-Monsanto has the honor of being the sole manufacturer of approximately 99 percent of the poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) used by U.S. industry were produced by Monsanto at its Sauget, Illinois, plant until all PCB production was banned nationwide by the U.S. Congress in 1976.
PCBs are a chemical class produced since the 1930s mainly for use as coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment, until startling health effects were discovered. PCBs were found to be carcinogenic, and to cause detrimental effects to the liver, endocrine system, immune system, reproductive system, developmental system, skin, eye and brain.
“Their business is killing and business is good!”