terça-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2008

O herbicida mais famoso da Monsanto contamina os lençóis freáticos

O herbicida da Monsanto, Roundup, o mais vendido em todo o mundo, contem o glifosato, o comprovado carcinogénico e agora um estudo recente comprova que contamina os lençóis freáticos.
The explosive study that confirmed the contamination effect of Monsanto’s Roundup was published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, in which researchers discovered that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain were actually above the limit of quantification. 

This means that glyphosate was actually not breaking down rapidly, despite Monsanto’s claims that the chemical would do so. Without the key ability to readily break down, it is apparent that glyphosate is polluting groundwater in alarming quantities, enough to pose a significant threat to the purity of drinking water wherever it is used.
Glyphosate is carcinogenic, genotoxicity, neurotoxicty, hepatoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. 
Glyphosate is classified by the the EPA as a Class III toxic substance, and can kill an adult in as little as 30 grams. Even more concerning is the fact that glyphosate, and Monsanto’s Roundup as a whole, have been linked to conditions such as: Hormonal disorders Lymphoma DNA damage Endocrine disease Skin cancer Kidney damage Liver damage [Fonte: Activist Post]

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