Conditions Caused by Glyphosate Exposure
Glyphosate is a poisonous herbicide that was introduced in the market by Monsanto under the trade name Roundup. It was first launched in 1974 after the ban on DDT. The marketing strategy successfully convinced farmers to use this herbicide on their crops. Now, it is being used everywhere and has increasingly become a part of our daily life, which creates an alarming situation, as it’s not safe for our health.
For the last 20 years, scientists have been studying the effects of Glyphosate on health, caused by the intensifying exposure of this herbicide in our food, water, soil and even in the air we breathe.
Extensive research and medical reports reveal patients admitted in hospitals with severe diseases had high amounts of the substance present in their bodies. This is why health experts have compiled a list of medical conditions that are caused by exposure to the herbicide.
ADHD: Many farming communities have reported a rise in ADHD cases. This is because exposure to this harmful herbicide destabilizes the hormonal functions of the body, which results in ADHD.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Studies have shown exposure to Glyphosate leads to an increase in oxidative stress and death of neural cells in the brain, which leads to the development of cognitive impairment, which can cause Alzheimer’s Disease. It also disrupts the functions of CaMII, which is the enzyme associated with many other memory loss diseases, such as Parkinson’s and dementia.
Anencephaly (Birth Defect): Women who reside near farmland where this herbicide is used or are exposed to it have been known to give birth prematurely. Their babies were born with defects. A majority of these women even gave birth to babies that were missing a major organ or a body part, such as the brain or the scalp.
Brain Cancer: The brain is more vulnerable to damage from this herbicide than other organs of the body. A study conducted on children suffering from brain cancer in contrast with healthy children showed the poisonous herbicide was one of the leading causes behind their condition. They also found that kids born to parents who are exposed to Glyphosate have a high risk of cancer.
Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance: An aquatic study conducted on marine life found that fish in the area where this herbicide was present in the water had an unhealthy digestive tract. Scientists state the condition was almost the same as celiac disease. The harmful herbicide also supports the growth of bad gut bacteria, which is toxic for the digestive system.
These are some potentially fatal health conditions which can be caused by exposure to Glyphosate. Now that you know about these, make sure you stay safe and keep your children safe from its effects as well.