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Massive US Research Project Set to Study Glyphosate Effects on Human Health

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 4, 2016 - 10:38am

The research project will enable the general public in America to find out how much glyphosate is in their own urine as well as enabling them to help expert independent scientists to study how glyphosate effects the human body, with many areas of follow up research already planned.

Glyphosate was classified a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015.

How can you get involved?

You can get involved by signing up to The Detox Project waiting list here.

The Detox Project will send you a notification to register and pay for joining the research project in January 2017. The return postage for the test kits will be included in the final price.

Other commercial laboratories and small research institutes do offer glyphosate testing in urine – however, we suggest that you wait to test until January 2017.

Why wait until January 2017?

By waiting you are helping this generation and future generations to find out the real truth about glyphosate, as the planned project involves some of the most respected scientists in the World, with a wealth of data from different disease groups in the U.S..

The testing inside the new research project will be at a similar price to all other glyphosate testing available but will give results that will be accepted by government regulators, scientists and the public.

Henry Rowlands, the Director of The Detox Project, stated Friday; “We aim to help change the future of chemical safety in America and this can only be done with the public’s assistance.”

The Detox Project announced the results of the first ever regulatory recognized public glyphosate testing in urine in the U.S., working alongside the Organic Consumers Association and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), in 2015: 93% of all the samples studied contained glyphosate.

“The UCSF study was a small bio-monitoring study – the new research is going to go much, much further,” Rowlands concluded.

IMPORTANT TIPS WHEN TESTING GLYPHOSATE WITH A LAB:

a) Make sure the lab is ISO certified not just working to ISO standards.

b) Make sure the lab uses the regulatory recognized LC/MS/MS method not ELISA.

The UCSF Study

Glyphosate was found in 93% of the 131 urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB.

The regions with the highest levels were the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 PPB and 3.050 PPB respectively.

Glyphosate residues were not observed in any tap water samples during the early phase of the project, most likely due to phosphorus removal during water treatment.

The results from the UCSF urine testing in America showed a much higher frequency and average glyphosate level than those observed in urine samples in the European Union in 2013. The average level in Europe was around 1 PPB with a frequency of detection of 43.9%.

Originally Posted: sustainablepulse.com

 

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