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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

    jumped

    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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