16 Oct How Much RoundUp/ Glyphosate Do You Ingest
Go Organic Salutes: HRI Labs for Low At-Cost Testing & a Citizen Science Study
News on RoundUp, aka glyphosate, had me wondering how much is accumulating in our bodies and our kids. Health Research Institute (HRI) Labs are testing adults, children, and pets for a study—you can get your results and help them accumulate study data.
1 bowl of oats = 100 glasses of wine for RoundUp / glyphosate
A recent study found that glyphosate levels in people have increased 500% over the last 20 years*. While we’re hearing about court cases involving non-Hodgkins lymphoma, FDA links glyphosate to digestive and intestinal problems—know anyone with Crohns, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, colitis, colon cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? These conditions are sharply on the rise. Research indicates that glyphosate is also an endocrine disruptor, kills beneficial gut bacteria, and is linked to birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer.
Did you know? Increasingly, farmers apply glyphosate to non-organic grains in the harvesting process to cause crops to die and dry more rapidly. Think about all the non-organic breakfast cereals, snack foods, and bread products we consume—they are now coated with RoundUp just before they are processed into food!
Kids are disproportionately affected, up to 140 times greater impact, due to their small body mass and sensitive development stages of growth. Dogs are testing 30 times higher than humans for glyphosate because it’s used on kibble (oats, pea, wheat); grain-free kibble is substantially higher.
Health Research Institute (HRI) offers us answers–Glyphosate Check is a “citizen science” (funded by the public) study you can participate in, which is examining the environmental exposure of glyphosate on humans and pets. Glyphosate is measured by testing urine. You can order a test kit–$99 at cost–and receive your results back in a few weeks.
Half price kits—two for one! The study needs a larger sampling of children ranging from 2 to 18 years of age. HRI offers testing for a parent and child, both in the same household, for half cost, both for $99. Find them here.
Parent and child test kit – $99
Individual test kit – $99
Animal study test kit – $99
Glyphosate in water test kit – $99
For more information or to order visit HRI Labs.
* Mills, P., et al, “Excretion of the Herbicide Glyphosate in Older Adults Between 1993 and 2016,” JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association 318(16):1610, October 2017.
“Glyphosate Now the Most-Used Agricultural Chemical Ever,” Newsweek, Feb. 2, 2016.