Study Reveals Link Between Roundup Exposure and Liver Disease
There is no shortage of controversy surrounding Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. A new study reveals a link between exposure to Roundup – and its active ingredient glyphosate – and fatty liver disease. The number of patients diagnosed with liver disease has increased steadily in recent years. Researchers believe our contaminated food and water supply may be to blame.
Traces of Glyphosate Found In Our Food Supply
Roundup is the most widely used pesticide in the world. Every year, we spray more than 250 million pounds of the chemical on our crops and fields.
However, the pesticide isn’t always contained to the areas on which it is applied. Traces of glyphosate have been found on crops and in water where Roundup was never sprayed. In fact, glyphosate has been found in as much as 67 percent of our food supply.
As a result, we are ingesting and absorbing dangerous levels of a chemical that’s been defined by the World Health Organization as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” researchers are finding that this is having an astounding effect on our health. Several health issues are linked to glyphosate exposure, including cancer, ADHD, autism, and Parkinson’s disease. A new study also reveals that glyphosate may increase the risk of developing liver disease.
Liver Disease and Glyphosate
The glyphosate in our food and water may be hurting our livers. At least, this is what researchers at the University of California San Diego School of medicine believe.
In a recent study, the researchers analyzed urine samples from two groups of people. The first group was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; the other was not. Glyphosate levels in the group diagnosed with fatty liver disease were much higher than in the control group.
What does this mean? When considered in conjunction with other studies, it indicates that ingesting glyphosate damages the liver. Those who are exposed to higher levels of glyphosate, perhaps those who do not eat organic food or live in close proximity to where Roundup is frequently sprayed, are more likely to suffer from liver disease.
Researchers say that “increasing levels of glyphosate in people’s urine very much correlates to the consumption of Roundup-treated crops into our diet.”
Even though some cities and municipalities are banning Roundup, it doesn’t appear as though the chemical is going away anytime soon. This could be devastating for our health. Continued exposure to glyphosate in our air, water, and food will only continue to contribute to an increase in health issues.
Roundup Lawsuits May Soon Target Other Health Issues
Monsanto is currently named in thousands of Roundup injury lawsuits in courts across the country. The majority of these lawsuits involve plaintiffs who’ve developed, or know someone who has suffered from, non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It’s becoming clear that cancer may not be the only Roundup related health issue we need to worry about. As consumers get sick, lawsuits May begin to reflect new injuries.
Evidence suggests that Monsanto has known for decades that its popular pesticide isn’t safe for human health. Despite this, the company has prioritized its bottom line and poured millions into marketing the dangerous chemical. Now tens of thousands of people are struggling with debilitating and deadly injuries. Recent losses in court suggest that Monsanto May soon have to pay for its decision to hide Roundup health risks.