A new article published in Environmental Health addresses growing health concerns with the increased use of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. The authors pull together the growing body of evidence showing that glyphosate contamination is widespread, and likely does not break down as quickly in the environment as previously thought. They also show that human exposure to this pesticide is rising quickly, despite being classified as a carcinogen. Additionally, current regulations on tolerable exposure to glyphosate are outdated and do not take the most current scientific research into account. The study authors conclude with a Statement of Concern, offering several recommendations on studies that are needed to reassess the safety of glyphosate.
Scientists’ Statement questions safety of glyphosate regulations
February 16, 2016 in Genetic Engineering
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