By now, you’ve probably heard in the media that glyphosate is terrible for our health and the environment — but do you have any idea how dangerous it actually is?
Below are five studies that highlight the real risks associated with this kind of toxic herbicide. Let’s dive in!
A team of researchers based at The University of Washington evaluated a plethora of existing studies concerning glyphosate-based products.
Based on their in-depth analysis, they concluded that exposure to glyphosate increases the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
You can be confident this meta-study is representative of the broader population because one of the studies they analyzed included a survey of as many as 54,000 participants (all of which had worked with glyphosate-based products at some point).
This was an incredibly long study that received the support of the U.S. government. Researchers took a close look at farm families living in Iowa and North Carolina and found participants with higher levels of exposure to glyphosate suffered an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia.
This study analyzed data obtained by over 30,000 farmers and agricultural workers. Needless to say, this study was pretty comprehensive.
However, it wasn’t just thorough in terms of the number of participants they researched, but they paid meticulous attention to geographical bias.
The research they looked at comprised French, Norwegian, and American studies.
The result of their work led the researchers to conclude a direct link between glyphosate and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
The above organization published a draft of the toxicological profile of the toxic herbicide, glyphosate. Consequently, it confirmed that glyphosate-based products increase the risk of cancer when humans are exposed to it.
A Chinese research project showed glyphosate has the ability to damage vital gut bacteria in honeybees. When this occurs, the insect becomes increasingly prone to fatal infections.
The study highlighted that, if honeybee larvae are exposed to glyphosate while they’re still growing, they’re more likely to be slower to develop and eventually perish.
Similarly, another study conducted in 2015 can further corroborate these results. This research showed that even field-levels of exposure to glyphosate-based products could stunt the
cognitive capacity of honeybees.
So, what’s the solution to this issue? After all, farmers, landscapers, and golf managers all need to use some form of herbicide.
Luckily for you, there’s a far safer alternative.
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