Recent studies have discovered glyphosate exposure to be a cause of many chronic health problems. Exposure to glyphosate has been linked to autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, cancer, depression, fatigue, gluten sensitivity, inflammation, and Parkinson’s. The causes for these disorders have been linked to glyphosate’s impact on gut bacteria, metal chelation, and P450 inactivation. It can enter the body by direct absorption through the skin, by eating foods treated with glyphosate, or by drinking water contaminated with glyphosate.
A recent study stated that a coherent body of evidence indicates that glyphosate could be toxic below the regulatory lowest observed adverse effect level for chronic toxic effects, and that it has teratogenic, tumorigenic and hepatorenal effects that can be explained by endocrine disruption and oxidative stress, causing metabolic alterations, depending on dose and exposure time. A Canadian study found the toxin in the umbilical cords and circulating blood of 93 percent of pregnant women tested.