A new meta analysis done by researchers at Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, show a 41 percent increase in risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in people with significant exposure to glyphosate.
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is the 7th most common cancer in the United States. It is one of the more common cancers in children and young adults, but the risk increases with age. 74,000 will be diagnosed in 2019 and 20,000 of these will die. One in 42 men and one in 54 women will get this disease.
Cancers have many causes, and exposure to chemicals is not the only cause of this disease, but this study shows it increases the risk above the aforementioned baseline numbers by 41 percent.
Since glyphosate is present in most people’s blood, think of how we could potentially decrease even the baseline by eliminating or drastically reducing our exposure in our water, food, and directly in our gardens.