An Overwhelming Number of Urine Samples From Adults and Children in a New Health Study Contained Glyphosate, the Active Weedkilling Chemical That Has Been Linked to Cancer

An Overwhelming Number of Urine Samples From Adults and Children in a New Health Study Contained Glyphosate, the Active Weedkilling Chemical That Has Been Linked to Cancer

An Overwhelming Number of Urine Samples From Adults and Children in a New Health Study Contained Glyphosate, the Active Weedkilling Chemical That Has Been Linked to Cancer

By Nate Burruano

An overwhelming number of urine samples from adults and children in a new health study contained glyphosate, the active weedkilling chemical that has been linked to cancer, according to a report by a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Out of 2,310 urine samples, 80%, or 1,885, were laced with traces of the chemical, which is the active ingredient found in herbicides worldwide, including Roundup, the focus of thousands of lawsuits, reported The Guardian.

About one-third of the participants in the study were children ages 6 to 18, the report said.

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