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originally posted by: Cofactor
a reply to: luthier
The small part in the food can be an issue if your body can not get rid of the toxin. If your ground water and food supply are full of the stuff and your neighbors all use it, is it possible it can accumulate over time?
If it bind permanently with an enzyme (Irreversible antagonist), it depend of the turnover rate of that enzyme.
Glyphosate molecules are built around a Phosphonate group. Phosphonates are commonly used as inhibitors of enzymes which utilize phosphates and diphosphates as substrates. Most notably, these enzymes include those that produce the intermediates of cholesterol biosynthesis.
Basically, nobody know what constant exposure at very low dose will result...
What happens to glyphosate when it enters the body?
In humans, glyphosate does not easily pass through the skin. Glyphosate that is absorbed or ingested will pass through the body relatively quickly. The vast majority of glyphosate leaves the body in urine and feces without being changed into another chemical.
Is glyphosate likely to contribute to the development of cancer?
When high doses were administered to laboratory animals, some studies suggest that glyphosate has carcinogenic potential. Studies on cancer rates in people have provided conflicting results on whether the use of glyphosate containing products is associated with cancer. Some studies have associated glyphosate use with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Has anyone studied non-cancer effects from long-term exposure to glyphosate?
Glyphosate exposure has been linked to developmental and reproductive effects at high doses that were administered to rats repeatedly during pregnancy. These doses made the mother rats sick. The rat fetuses gained weight more slowly, and some fetuses had skeletal defects. These effects were not observed at lower doses.
No information was found linking exposure to glyphosate with asthma or other diseases.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: smurfy
That isn't about Roundup. Is it? Because their patent expired in 2000.
In regard to patent Monsanto says this on their site, April 2017,
The rest of your post got a little word salady but I did agree earlier that it would be nice if no one used any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.