A recent research study confirms scientists are increasingly concerned human use of glyphosate-based herbicides, like Roundup, may cause cancer and lymphomas.
The report states human use of glyphosate herbicides increased one-hundred fold from 1974 to 2014, and their use is increasing. But the safety analysis of these chemicals are based on outdated, thirty-year-old research. More alarmingly, the study concludes:
We have considered information on GBH use, exposures, mechanisms of action, toxicity and epidemiology. Human exposures to glyphosate are rising, and a number of in vitro and in vivo studies challenge the basis for the current safety assessment of glyphosate and GBHs. We conclude that current safety standards for GBHs are outdated and may fail to protect public health or the environment.
Further, there has been inadequate study of glyphosate-based herbicides, because herbicide mixtures like Roundup have effects that are not predicted by studying glyphosate alone. Laboratory tests show glyphosate can disrupt reproductive development in male rats and in male and female fish. Other animal studies confirm developmental exposures to glyphosate cause brain malformations. Controlled lab studies also show glyphosate herbicides like Roundup may contribute to liver and cardiovascular damage, due possibly to altered ion flux in these tissues. And there is renewed debate whether glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor.
As previously reported in Roundup (Glyphosate) Cancer Lawsuits, federal litigation reveals Roundup creator Monsanto falsified data and attacked legitimate studies which showed the dangers of Roundup, including a purposeful disninformation campaign to convince government agencies and the general population Roundup was safe. Monsanto also is accused of violating federal regulations by holding secret meetings with EPA officials to suppress investigations of glyphosate toxicity and carcinogenicity.