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Weed killer Roundup is increasingly showing up in people
Tuesday October 24th 2017, 8:09 pm

The latest study to look at the long-term effects of Roundup raises new questions

The research, published in JAMA, adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that we should be concerned as glyphosate – the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – lingers in our blood, liver, fat cells and urine.

  • The

    number of people

    over age 50

    testing positive for glyphosate shot up

    500 percent

    between 1993 and 2016.
  • The

    amount of glyphosate in their bodies


    1,208 percent

    over that period.

What does this mean for our health? Here research falls short, but studies in rats suggest persistent low-level exposure to the herbicide leads to liver cancer.

Also worth noting: On Tuesday the European Parliament voted to ban glyphosate by 2022.

Deutsche Welle has that story here.

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