SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

October 23, 2012

ALL of us toxic contaminated

From Dr. Mercola’s Library

Herbicide Now Detected in Human Urine Wreaks Havoc on Your DNA, Brain and More – Even for People It “Shouldn’t” Affect
Is this menacing toxin silently stealing your health? Linked to cancer, DNA damage, brain damage and drastic reproductive problems… yet few even know about it. Now a study shows 100% contamination rate in a population that supposedly was never exposed… What to do next.

Story at-a-glance

  • Last year, Bt toxin originating from genetically engineered Bt crops were found in 93 percent of pregnant women tested and 80 percent of umbilical blood in their babies. Now, results from a German study shows that people who have no direct contact with agriculture have significant concentrations of glyphosate in their urine. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in many broad-spectrum herbicides, including Roundup
  • Urine samples collected from city dwellers in Berlin all tested positive for glyphosate, with values ranging from 0.5 to 2 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), which is five to 20 times the permissible upper limit for glyphosate in German drinking water
  • Research published in 2010 showed that the chemical causes birth defects in frogs and chicken embryos at far lower levels than used in agricultural and garden applications
  • Glyphosate has also been linked to decimation of intestinal probiotics, endocrine disruption, DNA damage, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and more

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