CDC Found Cancer Causing Weedkiller Ingredient in 80% of US Samples


According to a finding, which scientists have called concerning and disturbing, more than 80 percent of urine samples drawn from adults and children in a health study contained a weedkilling chemical linked to cancer disease in the United States.

According to report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), out of 2,310 urine samples, have taken from a group of people of the United States intended for being a representative of the population of the United States, 1,885 had been placed with traces of glyphosate.

This has been the active ingredient in herbicides sold across the world, which is including the entirely used Roundup brand, and a third of the participants had been children ranging from 6 to 18 years of age.

Private researchers and academics have been noting high levels of the herbicide glyphosate in the analysis of human urine samples for many years. But, US CDC has recently started examining the extent of human exposure to glyphosate in the United States, and the work has come at a time of increasing concerns and controversy over how pesticides in water and food impact on the environment and human health.

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Lianne Sheppard, professor at the department of environmental and occupational health sciences of the University of Washington, said he expects that the realization that most of them have glyphosate in their urine will be disturbing to many people in the United States.