Environmental Chemicals


Glyphosate, is now found not just in Roundup but more than 750 products (from Consumer Reports)

Concerns about pesticide-tainted food were heightened recently when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that based on a review of current scientific evidence, glyphosate—the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, —should be classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

Healthy Home Economist article

"Another study that examined lifetime use of multiple pesticides and multiple myeloma concluded, “Significant associations observed for certain chemical classes and individual pesticides suggest that these may be [multiple myeloma] risk factors.” The researchers examined data from 342 men with multiple myeloma and 1,357 controls. They discovered that excess risk of multiple myeloma was found in men exposed to carabmate pesticides—one type of phenoxy herbicide and organochlorines. Even higher odds were observed in men exposed to the pesticides carbaryl and captan."

From Whole Health Insider, Beware Your Pesticide Exposure This Spring