CDC: Toxic weedkiller in 87% of kids tested

The following is an excerpt from Environmental Working Group (EWG).

About 87 percent of 650 children tested had detectable levels of the ubiquitous and toxic herbicide glyphosate in their urine, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Food is the main route of exposure to glyphosate for the children, aged 18 and under, according to CDC researchers.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup, the weedkiller most widely used by conventional agriculture around the world.

The federal health agency also tested more than 1,600 urine samples of adults and found 80 percent had detectable levels of the weedkiller. The samples were collected between 2013 and 2014.

The CDC regularly tests human biomonitoring samples for a number of  contaminants and diseases.

“Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the country, yet until now we had very little data on exposure,” said Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., EWG toxicologist. “Children in the U.S. are regularly exposed to this cancer-causing weedkiller through the food they eat virtually every day.”

“The Environmental Protection Agency should take concrete regulatory action to dramatically lower the levels of glyphosate in the food supply and protect children’s health,” said Temkin.

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC – an arm of the World Health Organization – classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” 

The 17-member panel of scientists reviewed almost 1,000 peer-reviewed, published studies on the potential carcinogenicity of the chemical. 

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9 thoughts on “CDC: Toxic weedkiller in 87% of kids tested”

  1. The conclusion to “take concrete regulatory action” is not borne out by the arguments. If the EWG is funded in any way by the organic farming industry, then their motives may be outside of being strictly scientific.
    Plus, we have a real life experiment (albeit an extreme example) from Sri Lanka who banned all chemical and synthetic fertilizers last year effectively making them 100% organic farming. It took just one year for the country to collapse into chaos and misery. But that’s another story.

  2. Posionous and genocidal covid vaccine inside 87% of children as young
    as 6 months. Expect great die off by Autumn.

  3. Back many years ago when I was working on New Medicines and wrote and discovered some amazing New Chemical Formula’s with Chemical Bonds with acid’s, something amazing occurred to me in a whole new area of medicine, _ ] , ] = Biological group order algorithm functions strong bond strand in cellular order Chemistry… I wrote about this New discovery in Microsoft text app saved past work…. So all you Tech companies hiding in the background collecting user info on my devices, don’t be stealing that either and or Data laundering it defying Anti-trust privacy settings on devices ? ( Darn straight I know you greedy people ). _

  4. I don’t know enough about the subject, but I’m sure kids also have arsenic and other poisons in their bodies from water. Is the amount of Glyphosate enough to do any damage?
    Does Glyphosate do more good than harm by making crops a lot more productive? I would argue they do more good, but again I am not an expert.
    Environmental activists, the MSM and lawyers would love for this to be deadly. I hope it is not.

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