A new study published in Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology entitled, "The effect of metabolites and impurities of glyphosate on human erythrocytes (in vitro)", explains just how RoundUp chemicals are invading our human blood.
It is so bad that few in the agricultural community will admit just how potent the combination of these chemicals truly is.
They are contaminating our entire biosphere, and the continuation of GMO crops will only add to the growing toxicity levels since they require ever more use of weed-killers, herbicides, and pesticides to continue to be viable.
Just try to escape from glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) - the main ingredient in Round Up, Monsanto's best selling poison.
It is utterly toxic, in the parts per trillion range. Even infinitesimally small amounts of this stuff can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women.
The weed-killer has been found in people's blood in 18 different countries, but glyphosate isn't the only problem. The ‘inactive' ingredients are just as harmful, making ‘RoundUp Ready' chemicals a toxic blood-venom none of us can ignore.
For example, rats fed Monsanto's maize developed massive breast tumors in the first-ever lifetime feeding study published last year. Other recently published studies demonstrate glyphosate's toxicity to cell lines, aquatic life, food animals, and humans - such as damaging human embryo cells.
The background context of the new study are described:
Human red blood cells (erythrocytes) were used by the researchers to determine the true damage that glyphosate and its metabolites aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA):
The following indicators of damage were measured:
The Study and Toxic Effects
Researchers exposed participants' blood to different levels of glyphosate consistent with the ranges and concentrations which have already been well established in our drinking water, air, soil and food - between .01-5 millimolar (mM) for 1, 4, and 24 hours.
The authors explain that their choice of ranges,
For example, California currently allows 1000 times more glyphosate in their drinking water than has been proven to cause breast cancer.
Meanwhile, the U.S. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed from 100 parts per million (ppm) to 400 ppm, essentially telling all of us, "Let Them Eat Roundup Ready Cake."
Even living near a farm that uses glyphosate can expose someone to levels that are deadly.
And certainly farmers that are exposed to the chemical are in danger, quite possibly explaining the recent rash of mysterious fatal kidney disease all over the globe linked to none other than RoundUp use.
The authors also explained their choice of red blood cells for toxicological evaluation:
Strangely, the results which the researchers published showed ‘negligibly statistically significant' damage to hemogblobin.
The study minimizes the use of glyphosate and does not include the significance of other chemicals in RoundUp.
There is a synergistic and cumulative toxicity level that this particular concoction can cause. The 'other' ingredients cannot be ignored, and used in connection with glyphosate itself can cause over 40 different adverse health conditions.
The researchers do at least admit a previous study noted glyphosate forumalations - meaning the whole of the RoundUp product - can indicate