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Human Glyphosate Levels Doubled in 23 Years, Study Finds

The presence of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, have increased more than 500% in humans since 1993, according to a new study.

A new study has found that humans levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, have more than doubled since 1993.

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What’s the Problem?

October 31, 2017 – The study, which analyzed glyphosate levels in the urine of 100 people in California, was conducted by the San Diego School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

“The data compares excretion levels of glyphosate and its metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid in the human body over a 23-year time span, starting in 1993, just before the introduction of genetically modified crops into the United States,” said Dr. Paul J. Mills, who led the study.

The researchers found that detectable amounts of glyphosate increased from about 0.2 micrograms per liter to .44 micrograms per liter between 2014 and 2016. The daily limit set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is 1.75 milligrams (MGs) per kilogram.

Mills said the next step for the study’s authors is to investigate the overall health of test subjects who had increased levels of glyphosate in their urine.

“I am concerned,” Mills said. “This is one of the reasons I put together this study, because there wasn’t such information in the biomedical literature, and I thought we needed it, and we needed to start having some good data to have a conversation around these questions.”

Glyphosate is used as an herbicide with genetically modified glyphosate-resistant soy and corn crops. The chemical has also been increasingly used on non-GMO oats and wheat, which are sprayed to dry before harvest.

Use of glyphosate has increased about 500% since the early ’90s, the researchers found.

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