Cancer-Causing Ingredient Found in 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

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More than 80% of urine samples drawn from children and adults in a U.S. health study contained a weedkilling chemical linked to cancer called glyphosate. A 2019 analysis found glyphosate exposure increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%. More than 200 million pounds of glyphosate are used annually by US farmers on their fields. The weedkiller is sprayed directly over genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans, and also over non-genetically engineered crops such as wheat and oats as a desiccant to dry crops out prior to harvest. “People of all ages should be concerned, but I’m particularly concerned for children” said Phil Landrigan.