Did you know that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup® – is the most widely used weed-killing chemical on farms, lawns, schoolyards, golf courses and other public spaces? Also extensively applied to many crops before harvest, a whopping 276 pounds of glyphosate was used in the U.S. in 2014 and its use continues to climb.
Independent labs have revealed alarming levels of glyphosate and its residues in many popular foods as well as beverages, drugs, water sources and soil. There are indications that products like Roundup® contain other ingredients called adjuvants, which actually may enhance the toxicity of the product, so this problem may be even more serious.
There are multiple problems with official testing… The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) previously tested various foods as part of a pesticide exposure program, but it never tested for glyphosate. Just when growing public concern and pressure was pushing the FDA towards testing for glyphosate, that testing has now been halted indefinitely. Other than the limited independent testing that’s been done on select foods, there is no other way to know how much glyphosate is in your food – or what levels you are exposed to.
In the U.S., the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) considers glyphosate to be non-carcinogenic, primarily based on documents provided by its manufacturer, Monsanto. On the other hand, in March 2015, the WHO (World Health Organization), which does its own independent analysis, determined that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. This means it probably causes cancer.
Now there’s a way to participate in a worldwide study on environmental exposure to glyphosate. The Health Research Institute (HRI) in Iowa has developed a Glyphosate Environmental Exposure Test kit that will allow you to determine exposure to this toxic herbicide.
The benefits of this test are twofold: By participating in this study, you will:
Contribute valuable information to help HRI better understand the extent of glyphosate exposure and contamination
Learn your own exposure to glyphosate using a simple non-invasive urine test
For your convenience, we are offering the Glyphosate Environmental Exposure urine test kit developed by HRI as part of the study. Ordering this kit automatically allows you to participate in the study. By completing the questionnaire, you’ll receive valuable clues about your environmental exposure and help HRI develop a map of such exposure.
The test kit provides a container for you to provide a urine sample, a link to the survey and postage paid packaging to return your sample for analysis. In a few weeks, you will receive information on how your exposure compares with others and what to do to help reduce your exposure.
If you live in the U.S. (Alaska and Hawaii included) your return postage is paid. If mailing outside the U.S., you will need to pay your own return postage.
We are providing these third party kits to you at no profit to us in order for you to participate in this environmental study. Thus, we’re unable to offer any promotions or discounts or accept coupons on these kits at this time. This test kit is not available for residents of NY State.
I encourage you to participate in this study today!
Due to the import restrictions and state laws in place for the Glyphosate Environmental Exposure Testing Kit, we are unable to ship this product to New York or anywhere outside of the U.S.