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An ingredient that didn’t have any attention paid to it until the last couple of years because it is inert, POEA is a detergent that’s comprised of animal fat. Its purpose is to allow the main ingredients in Round Up to bind to the weeds, so they can kill weeds “better, faster and stronger,” as the expression goes. It turns out that POEA is just as potentially dangerous as glyphosate and studies done by the National Institute of Health Science concluded that it causes cancer and is particularly dangerous to embryonic cells. Gosh, how many suburbanites do you suppose use Round Up in their gardens and on their lawns who are pregnant?