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  • snthsnth1 snthsnth1 Mar 13, 2012 12:42 PM Flag

    Protect your DNA (or not).

     

    Research in the German journal Ithaca revealed significant concentrations of glyphosate in the urine samples of city dwellers.

    The chemical is used not only for food production, but also is often sprayed onto railway lines, urban pavements and roadsides.

    The article revealed that study participants had concentrations of glyphosate that were 5 to 20 times the limit for drinking water!

    This is an alarming finding because glyphosate is easily one of the world's most overlooked poisons. Research published in 2010 showed that the chemical, which works by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSP synthase that is necessary for plants to grow, causes birth defects in frogs and chicken embryos at far lower levels than used in agricultural and garden applications.i

    The malformations primarily affected the:

    •Skull
    •Face
    •Midline and developing brain
    •Spinal cord

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