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Fri Jun 3, 2016, 06:59 PM

20. Not according to Scientific American - it's DEADLY TO HUMAN CELLS

Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves DEADLY to HUMAN CELLS
Used in gardens, farms, and parks around the world, the weed killer Roundup contains an ingredient that can suffocate human cells in a laboratory, researchers say


One specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA, was MORE DEADLY to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than the herbicide itself – a finding the researchers call “astonishing.”


“This clearly confirms that the [inert ingredients] in Roundup formulations are not inert,” wrote the study authors from France’s University of Caen. “Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death [at the] residual levels” found on Roundup-treated crops, such as soybeans, alfalfa and corn, or lawns and gardens.

The research team suspects that Roundup might cause pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production, possibly leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weights or miscarriages.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/weed-whacking-herbicide-p/


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