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PUBLISHED: 22:09 EST, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:45 EST, 25 April 2013

Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.

The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of ‘glyphosate,’ the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food.

Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report.

Silent 'killer': A peer-reviewed report says the herbicide Roundup could be linked to multiple diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancersSilent ‘killer’: A peer-reviewed report says the herbicide Roundup could be linked to multiple diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers

 

Large-scale use: Roundup weed killer, whose main ingredient is glyphosate, is sprayed over millions of acres of cropsLarge-scale use: Roundup weed killer, whose main ingredient is glyphosate, is sprayed over millions of acres of crops

The study was authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

‘Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body,’ the study says.

We ‘have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,’ Seneff said.

Environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is causing problems for plants, people and animals

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