Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. The active ingredient in Roundup is a chemical called glyphosate. In the US alone nearly 2 million pounds of glyphosate have been sprayed on fields, lawns, golf courses and parks since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide, the equivalent of over 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools of glyphosate have been sprayed on the lands.
Different formulations of Roundup contain different concentrations of glyphosate. The lowest contain just 2%, and the highest formulations contain over 50% glyphosate. The rest of the formula isf called “inert ingredients,” but they are hardly that. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that Roundup is even more toxic than glyphosate is by itself. But let’s just stick with glyphosate for now.
Here’s a short list of the diseases that are now strongly linked to exposure to glyphosate:
1) Inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and IBS.
2) Neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, Autism, multiple sclerosis and others.
3) Diabetes, blood sugar dysregulation and obesity.
4) Gout and other inflammatory joint diseases.
5) Cancer, and most prominently, estrogen driven cancers such as breast cancer.
For instance look at this correlation between application of glyphosate to crops (red line), and the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (yellow bars):
Or here, the incidence of thyroid cancer (yellow bars) diagnoses as it compares to glyphosate usage (red line):
Notice that the green bars are indicating the thyroid cancer incidence prior to the introduction of glyphosate, and show how that incidence would be expected to continue over time. The yellow bars are showing how the incidence changed once glyphosate was introduced.
The probability of those correlating so closely, by the way, is not 10 to 1, or 1000 to 1, but approximately 7.6 billion to 1.
If you have been using Roundup thinking that it is benign, please stop, for your sake and for the sake of those within your “kill zone.” If you have a neighbor or property manager who uses Roundup, educate them.
I will be giving a series of talks at Portland Natural Health that goes into each of these diseases more specifically, how glyphosate exposure can cause them, how to test for its presence in your body, and how to get it out if it’s there.
Learn more at Loveyourdandelions.net and stay tuned to our clinic calendar for details. What you learn could literally change your life, in all the best ways.