Glyphosate and commercially available products containing this compound are of particular concern to human health and the environment, due to: 1) some evidence of carcinogenicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, endocrine system toxicity, and genetic toxicity to humans; 2) potential adverse effects to non-target plant and animal species due to overspray, drift, and translocation; and 3) the potentially severe impact of many of its additives such as POEA, which have been identified as extremely hazardous to both humans and animals
Common Commercial Names
Roundup, Roundup Pro, Roundup Ultra, Rodeo, Sting, Accord
condensed from The Complete Guide to Roundup Exposure
Monsanto has a long history of manufacturing toxic chemicals, some of
which are now banned. Their first creations were artificial vanilla (vanillin) and the artificial sweetener saccharin. Among the first of the products they manufactured to be banned was PCBs, which were
federally banned from production in 1970.
One of their most, and perhaps famous products to be banned was DDT.
DDT which had many negative health effects on people, was banned by the federal government in 1972 for causing a massive decline in the bald eagle population.
This guide to Roundup exposure covers everything from how to use
Roundup safely, round ups health effects, the symptoms of Roundup
exposure, what you can do about it and some of Monsanto's lawsuits.
Though everyone in the US is exposed to Roundup many times a year,
there are a few groups of people who are most at risk for Roundup
exposure. Who is most at risk for Roundup Exposure?
Roundup Exposure occurs in 3 ways:
Eating food treated, or tainted with Glyphosate
Absorbing Glyphosate through skin
Monsanto produces genetically modified seeds, almost 90% of corn,
canola, and soy are genetically modified. Many of their newest seeds were modified to be "Roundup Ready". These Roundup ready crops are specifically designed to survive heavy applications of Roundup. If you consume any products from of the major brands (i.e. Kellogs, Oreos, Lays), you are most likely exposing yourself to Roundup.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Roundup Exposure?