Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup - one of the world’s most widely used and potentially the most toxic herbicides. It’s used widely to get rid of unwanted vegetation.
In NZ it is used around play centres, schools, parks, food crops, gardens and any fencing edges or roadsides to name a few.
Glyphosate is very effective at its job in killing weeds but also can affect bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Guess what we are?
Our bodies are made up of 10% human cells and 90% bacteria fungi and viruses… That allows the Roundup to have an effect on 90% of what makes us function as a human!
We are directly affecting our body’s essential pathways at a microscopic level.
Therefore we don’t even realise what we are affecting until we get symptoms!
The effects of exposure to glyphosate are limitless, since our body relies on these microorganisms to function.
Symptoms can include:
Glyphosate is also now being identified as a probable carcinogen due to its link with lung cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
So how can you keep yourself and your family safe from the effects of glyphosate?