“The findings of our study are very worrying…”
I think we have all seen the recent spate of articles about the study linking glyphosate to liver disease in rats. Yes, worrisome, but we have seen scary study results before. But this study is uniquely scary in a few ways. This Daily Mail article brought them to my attention. Consider these worrisome quotes from the article:
- Dr Robin Mesnage, a research associate at Kings, said: ‘The concentration of glyphosate that was added to the drinking water of the rats corresponds to a concentration found in tap water for human consumption. ‘It is also lower than the contamination of some foodstuffs.’
- ‘These results demonstrate that long-term consumption of an ultra-low, environmentally relevant dose of Roundup at a glyphosate daily intake level of only 4 nanograms per kilogram of body weight per day, which is 75,000 times below EU and 437,500 below US permitted levels, results in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Dr Antoniou said: ‘The findings of our study are very worrying as they demonstrate for the first time a causative link between an environmentally relevant level of Roundup consumption over the long-term and a serious disease. ‘Our results also suggest that regulators should reconsider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.’