Another good reason not to eat roundup-ready crops

Lawrence F. London, Jr. london at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Jul 23 12:18:56 EDT 1999



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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 09:16:35 -0400
From: Alex McGregor <waldenfarm at sprintmail.com>
To: "sanet-mg at shasta.ces.ncsu.edu" <sanet-mg at shasta.ces.ncsu.edu>
Subject: Glyphosates and NHL

To all those who wanted more references to studies linking glyphosate
exposure to non-Hodgkins lynphoma. This is from a recent Rachel's
Weekly:

One of the herbicides linked to NHL by the most recent Hardell
study is glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the trade name
Roundup. A previous study of human subjects in 1998 had
implicated Roundup in hairy cell leukemia (cancer of the
blood-forming organs), a rare kind of NHL.[5] Several animal
studies have shown that Roundup can cause gene mutations and
chromosomal aberrations.[3]

[5] M. Nordstrom and others, "Occupational exposures, animal
exposure, and smoking as risk factors for hairy cell leukaemia
evaluated in a case-control study," BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER
Vol. 77 (1998), pgs. 2048-2052.
[3] Lennart Hardell and Mikael Eriksson, "A Case-Control Study
of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Exposure to Pesticides," CANCER Vol.
85, No. 6 (March 15, 1999), pgs. 1353-1360.

What's even more eye-opening is the studies listed which link atrazine
to NHL Check it out at:

 http://www.rachel.org.

Alex

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