Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to Gliphosate (weed-killer)

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Study finds direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to Gliphosate (weed-killer)

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"We found higher urine glyphosate levels in women who lived in rural areas, and in those who consumed more caffeinated beverages," he said.

"One thing we cannot deny is that glyphosate exposure in pregnant women is real," Parvez said. "The good news is that the public drinking water supply may not be the primary source of glyphosate exposure, as we initially anticipated. None of the tested drinking water samples showed glyphosate residues. It is likely that glyphosate is eliminated in the water-treatment process. The bad news is that the dietary intake of genetically modified food items and caffeinated beverages is suspected to be the main source of glyphosate intake."

Use of glyphosate is heaviest in the Midwest due to corn and soybean production.

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For further details: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 032218.php

Source: Indiana University, March 22, 2018.
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