Synthetic chemicals are virtually impossible to escape. They lurk in lipstick, canned soup and cleaning products. Even in home furniture and paint on their walls. As organic food activists are quick to point out that often are conventionally grown crops, too. And now, according to new data, which are certainly in our bodies.
A report published today in laboratory tests conducted at the University of California, San Francisco found that 93 percent of the 131 people tested had residues of the weeds of a murderer in their urine-industrial glyphosate. Scary, especially considering that, last year, the International Agency for Research on Cancer glyphosate labeled “probable carcinogen.”
The test was organized by the Project detoxification, a group that allows the public to have samples of urine or water for a price, and commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association.
Although this data is certainly surprising, the researchers noted some limitations involved. On the one hand, the small number of people willing to pay for testing personnel glyphosate were probably not representative of the United States. Not to mention, scientists do not yet know much about the potential side effects of glyphosate.
also still we do not know if it is possible to reduce levels of glyphosate in the body. But you can err on the safe side and make an effort to prevent further contamination by choosing certified organic food. Organic crops are not genetically can be modified, or sprayed with pesticides and synthetic herbicides.