Analyzing samples from a prospective study, researchers from UCSD found that human exposure to glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto Roundup and many other weedkillers — has increased nearly 500% since 1993.
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What’s the Problem?
October 31, 2017 – Use of glyphosate has increased about 15-fold since 1994, when genetically-resistant “Roundup Ready” crops were introduced to the U.S. market. The chemical is typically used on genetically modified soy and corn, but it is also sprayed on a substantial portion of wheat and oats grown in the U.S., according to the study, which was published October 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
“Our exposure to these chemicals has increased significantly over the years but most people are unaware that they are consuming them through their diet,” said Paul J. Mills, PhD, UC San Diego School of Medicine professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health.
For the study, researchers compared urine excretion levels of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) in 100 people living in Rancho Bernardo, a community in eastern San Diego, during five clinic visits from 1993 to 1996, and again from 2014 to 2016.
“What we saw was that prior to the introduction of genetically modified foods, very few people had detectable levels of glyphosate,” said Mills. “As of 2016, 70 percent of the study cohort had detectable levels.”
Samples were extracted from the Rancho Bernardo Study of Healthy Aging (RBS), a prospective population-based investigation started by Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.
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