Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that affects the immune system .
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, per its acronyms in English) published in June a report in which they reveal the finding of glyphosate —an active ingredient of herbicides questioned for its relationship with cancer—in more than 80% of urine samples taken from children and US adults
Specifically, of a total of 2,310 urine samples, 1,885 had detectable traces of glyphosate, something that experts consider “disturbing”.
“I hope that the realization that most of us have glyphosate in our urine is disturbing to many people,” said Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.
Recent research has found that exposure to glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that affects the immune system.
In the US more than 90,700 tons of glyphosate are used annually to spray crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat and the oats. This substance is impregnated in the plantations and reaches consumers through fresh or manufactured products.
In fact, the main author of a study published in 2017, Paul Mills , warned at the time of the “urgent need” to conduct a more in-depth examination of the human health impact of glyphosate present in the food that millions of people consume daily.