Roundup – Health Concerns

Good gardeners try to minimize the use of pesticides. But one weed killer seems constantly to be in the news. Glyphosate is claimed to cause many health and environmental problems.

I am not a toxicologist or an environmental expert. But I do believe that published, peer-reviewed research and science can be trusted more than headlines from groups that have bias in one direction or another

I often recommend glyphosate weedkiller because I believe it presents a safe option to humans when used according to label directions.

But if you’d rather not use glyphosate, there are other products that are considered “organic” you could use instead.

Here are some products.

This article explores the science behind Roundup safety claims.

And this site provides a good overview of the toxology.

If you disagree with my position, I’m happy to consider opposing information, as long as it is based on science, not on headlines.

Click here to email Walter your peer-reviewed, research-based information on glyphosate health concerns.

Thanks to H. J. for providing these links:
Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees

Effects of sublethal doses of glyphosate on honeybee navigation

Glyphosate affects the larval development of honey bees depending on the susceptibility of colonies

Despite the titles of the articles, note that they discuss experiments on honeybees, not humans. Also note that these experiments were carried out in a lab under very controlled conditions, not in real world situations, where exposure might be quite different.

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