January 28, 2009

More about toxicity of round up

Studies on the toxicity of Glyphosate (and other Monsanto creations like Aspartame) are heavily guided by corporate science in North America. Scientists outside of here are either a little braver or capable of greater independence. I've compiled a collection of some of these studies indicating the toxicity of the chemical soup.

Here is the link to yesterday's post. Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells

Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of human cells exposed in vitro to glyphosate

Monroy CM, Cortés AC, Sicard DM, de Restrepo HG.
Laboratorio de Genética Humana, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, D. C., Colombia.
"Several investigations suggest that it can alter various cellular processes in animals...CONCLUSIONS: The levels of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of glyphosate occurring in mammalian cells suggested that its mechanism of action is not limited to plant cells."

Differential Effects of Glyphosate and Roundup on Human Placental Cells and Aromatase
"Some agricultural workers using glyphosate have pregnancy problems, but its mechanism of action in mammals is questioned. Here we show that glyphosate is toxic to human placental JEG3 cells within 18 hr with concentrations lower than those found with agricultural use.."

2007: Martínez Adriano; Reyes Ismael; Reyes Niradiz
[Cytotoxicity of the herbicide glyphosate in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells]

"This in vitro study confirmed the toxic effects on human cells by glyphosate and its commercial preparations. Commercial formulations were more cytotoxic than the active component alone, supporting the concept that additives in commercial formulations play a role in the toxicity attributed to glyphosate-based herbicides".

Time- and Dose-Dependent Effects of Roundup on Human Embryonic and Placental Cells
"The cytotoxic, and potentially endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup are thus amplified with time. Taken together, these data suggest that Roundup exposure may affect human reproduction and fetal development in case of contamination. Chemical mixtures in formulations appear to be underestimated regarding their toxic or hormonal impact...
...the herbicide Roundup, as sold on the market, is far more toxic than the product which is known and approved to be its active ingredient: glyphosate".

And More:
Toxicity in sperm

Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells


Anonymous said...

I notice that none of these reports are listed as peer reviewed publications. Just more unfounded alligations

anne said...

You are mistaken, Mr. Anon. They are ALL from University sources, published in peer review journals. They are not allegations, they are facts.

Anonymous said...

Look, regardless of how how much we go back and forth about scientific findings and if they are true or not dosent matter much in the long run. Industrial/agricultural chemicals are poisons-some way more than others, period. Its not rocket science folks--we have a choice, we can continue to posion ourselves or not. Whats wrong with us that we want to harm ourselves. And yes the solution is simple. Stop using/buying them. Liz