A report entitled “Glyphosate testing report: Findings in American Mothers’ Breast Milk, Urine and Water” has caused concern in the US and has led to some groups calling for glyphosate to be banned. However, it is important to look closely at how this information was obtained and place its reported results in the appropriate context.
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In order to guarantee the highest possible levels of safety, the EU approval process is designed to ensure that active substances are tested rigorously and that the studies conducted as part of the application procedure adhere to internationally agreed standards
The Glyphosate Task Force does not accept the recent classification of glyphosate by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a Group 2A carcinogen. The evaluation which has produced this outcome demonstrates serious deficiencies in terms of methodological approach and the overall conclusion is inconsistent with the results of all regulatory ...
A recent article published by "The Ecologist" makes an array of accusations about the impact of glyphosate on human health and the environment. It is important to note, however, that these claims are sensationalist and that no credible studies or new data exist to support the claims made by the author.
A critical review of seven studies carried out by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) confirms that glyphosate residues in human urine samples pose no health risks.
Some recent articles attempt to establish causal links between glyphosate and a range of diseases and health conditions in humans. However, these studies present no new data and are of low scientific quality because they cannot be considered as valuable toxicological research, but rather as hypothetical speculation on various matters.