Test Results: I Got My Body Analyzed for Glyphosate Residue

| 7/21/2015 9:27:00 AM

Tags: glyphosate, herbicide, Hannah Kincaid, Kansas,

Scientist in Lab 

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide, and when I learned that I could affordably have my body tested for glyphosate residue, I immediately jumped on board. People get tested all the time to see if their vitamin levels are deficient, and some pay big bucks to test hormone levels and genetic history. Why not see if you’re playing landlord to a toxic tenant?

Before we get started, I think it’s important to point out that I’m not a scientist or a doctor; I’m a journalist. This glyphosate testing is something that I voluntarily chose to participate in as a concerned consumer, and the test results, below, are accompanied by my conclusions based off hours of research and investigation. I encourage you to leave comments with any thoughts, concerns or ideas; the point of this article is to ignite a conversation surrounding glyphosate in U.S. drinking water. Here’s my take:

 Test Results

I’ve eaten an all-organic diet for years, and filter most of my drinking and cooking water. With the exception of occasional restaurant meals, I consume organically-grown, local-when-possible, whole foods. This goes a long way toward avoiding glyphosate and other non-organic pesticides and herbicides; however, I live in Kansas, where the rolling fields are overrun with “Roundup-Ready” crops. If there was ever a part of our nation where glyphosate pollutes the water and unavoidably creeps through the air, it’s my prairie homeland.

The glyphosate test that I took part in was conducted by Moms Across America, and participants could choose to have either their urine, breast milk or home’s tap water tested. I chose urine, because I wanted to see how my organic diet and agriculture-heavy location factor together. About a week after I sent off my sample, I received a short email, “Your test results are <7.5 ppb.” To which I thought, “OK … Is that good?”

8/2/2017 12:50:13 PM

Hey DetoxLab - .05 PPM = 50 PPB. Is this a typo? The the above test has a MUCH lower threshold than that and will be the better choice. If the one from detox lab really is in PPM, then most people will see results of <50 PPB, which is not very helpful.

7/5/2016 10:58:49 AM

Glyphosate testing, urine, blood, breastmilk, etc., with .05 PPM minimum detection limit is now available at Detoxlab.org

5/29/2016 1:45:08 PM

needless to say ... the science has been done and redone for years...bottom line, glyphosate is a poison. And, like all poisons it is systemically and metabolically a toxin. if your exposed to enough of this stuff it will hurt you. So how much is enough? As toxins go, "any" is too much. The FDA and Monsanto quibble and vacillate about exposure levels while massaging the numbers to rationalize their flawed findings. They also use the judicial system to coerce scientists and farmers to capitulate and "go along to get along". Dr Stephanie Seneff has done the real research. read it and you can see what is really at stake.

3/30/2016 3:05:16 PM

Here's a link to The Detox Project's glyphosate testing: http://detoxproject.org/glyphosate-testing-test-yourself/?ngo=Organic+Consumers+Association+(OCA. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming interest in the testing, they've had to temporarily stop the testing program until they can find a larger lab to work with.

3/30/2016 2:16:55 PM

The neighbors above me have been heavily spraying with roundup. My dog is very sick now and what I thought was conjuctavitis is diagnosed as thyroid eye disease or Graves disease. All watershed from their property runs directly into my well. What is the name of the test I can take to find out how mush glyphosate I have in my body?

9/13/2015 1:42:14 PM

I had been eating a mostly organic diet for over 5 years (restricted only because of budget). Then, in a last ditch effort to reclaim my backyard from the jungle it had become, I used Roundup for several weeks. Within 5 months, I was being treated with aggressive chemotherapy drugs for acute myeloid leukemia. Let's just say, I don't believe in coincidence.

8/15/2015 11:39:44 PM

Participating in this study did NOT verify anything. If you want to verify that your dietary restrictions are effecting your glyphosate levels, eat non-organic foods and drink unfiltered water for a year. Then get retested and see if you are >7.5 ppb. If you are, then you might have the beginnings of a correlation between your diet and glyphospate levels, but still definitely not VERIFICATION.

8/13/2015 10:11:52 AM

Daniel, Thanks for reading my post and I agree with much of what you just wrote. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find truly unbiased studies to participate in? That's nearly impossible at this stage, however, and until then, I think it's best to gather information from both sides of the matter to critically compare and contrast the findings. In regards to my test results, I agree that the high minimum detection limits of this test (7.5 ppb) are a problem. I could be have 0.1 ppb, or I could have 7.4 ppb - and that's a big difference! I would love for an unbiased organization to provide a test that has much lower minimum detection levels; I would absolutely take part!

8/10/2015 9:05:41 AM

Mom's across america has a definite agenda with no emphasis on real science. I'd love to see a truly independent study done on glyphosate in the system. But Moms Across America, and Feed the World are not even close to being unbiased. By the way your results were less than 7.5 ppb which means it could be 1.0 or 0.0 it is just less. Not a very good test if it has that poor of a tolerance limit when the European one you said was measuring smaller levels.

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