Wonder What the Level of the Cancer-Causing Pesticide Glyphosate is in Your Body?
Bio-monitoring for pesticides in the body is being used increasingly by Americans to get independent verification of their personal exposure to pesticides — and especially to cancer-causing glyphosate, America’s most widely used pesticide.
One study has found that the average level of glyphosate in North Americans is 3.3 ppb (parts per billion) in their urine, while another study found that among Europeans, where glyphosate exposure tends to be far lower, is, on average, just 0.2 ppb — 94% less than Americans!
Maryland Pesticide Education Network’s Executive Director Ruth Berlin, whose diet is at least 90% organic has had herself tested. The level of glyphosate in her urine was 0.03 ppb, considered to be just a “trace” level, well below even the levels found in average Europeans.
The test was done by the Health Research Institute, measuring both for glyphosate, and for ”AMPA,” which is a breakdown product of glyphosate. By comparison, 1.0 ppb is equivalent to half a teaspoon of glyphosate in an Olympic swimming pool. But that is ten times the legal limit for glyphosate in drinking water in Europe.
The glyphosate test key is available to anyone from Health Research Institute for $99. Participating in this research will give you important personal health info and will help build a national database of crucial public health information. For more details and to purchase a kit: