Massive US Research Project Set to Study Glyphosate Effects on Human Health

Posted on Nov 4 2016 - 3:58pm by Sustainable Pulse

The Detox Project announced Friday in New York that a new massive research project will be launched in January 2017 to study the effects of the world’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – on human health.

The research project will enable the general public in America to find out how much glyphosate is in their own urine as well as enabling them to help expert independent scientists to study how glyphosate effects the human body, with many areas of follow up research already planned.

Glyphosate was classified a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015.

How can you get involved?

You can get involved by signing up to The Detox Project waiting list here.

The Detox Project will send you a notification to register and pay for joining the research project in January 2017. The return postage for the test kits will be included in the final price.

Other commercial laboratories and small research institutes do offer glyphosate testing in urine – however, we suggest that you wait to test until January 2017.

Why wait until January 2017?

By waiting you are helping this generation and future generations to find out the real truth about glyphosate, as the planned project involves some of the most respected scientists in the World, with a wealth of data from different disease groups in the U.S..

The testing inside the new research project will be at a similar price to all other glyphosate testing available but will provide results that will be accepted by government regulators, scientists and the public.

Henry Rowlands, the Director of The Detox Project, stated Friday; “We aim to help change the future of chemical safety in America and this can only be done with the public’s assistance.”

The Detox Project announced the results of the first ever regulatory recognized public glyphosate testing in urine in the U.S., working alongside the Organic Consumers Association and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), in 2015: 93% of all the samples studied contained glyphosate.

“The UCSF study was a small bio-monitoring study – the new research is going to go much, much further,” Rowlands concluded.


a) Make sure the lab is ISO certified not just working to ISO standards.

b) Make sure the lab uses the regulatory recognized LC/MS/MS method not ELISA.

The UCSF Study

Glyphosate was found in 93% of the 131 urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB.

The regions with the highest levels were the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 PPB and 3.050 PPB respectively.

Glyphosate residues were not observed in any tap water samples during the early phase of the project, most likely due to phosphorus removal during water treatment.

The results from the UCSF urine testing in America showed a much higher frequency and average glyphosate level than those observed in urine samples in the European Union in 2013. The average level in Europe was around 1 PPB with a frequency of detection of 43.9%.

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  1. Tara Smith November 5, 2016 at 18:10 - Reply

    Is Monsanto involved in or funding all or any part of this study?

  2. Russ November 6, 2016 at 11:46 - Reply

    In other words it remains the official position of what we might as well start calling the GMO-critical establishment, a kind of Monsanto-loyal opposition, that we don’t already have enough evidence to embark upon the final campaign to abolish glyphosate, and that untold years of “more study” (i.e. procrastination) are needed.

    This of course is completely false. We have far more than enough evidence already and only need to commit to using it more effectively toward the abolition goal.

    On the other hand if as it is no one wants to commit to this goal, and to build a true movement toward it, then what good can more testing, more evidence, do? Seems to me it can only further confuse people.

    All the people know is, the “establishment” anti-pesticide campaigns seem not to be willing to stand up and be counted yet, even after all these decades of proof.

    I’m starting to think that for many, especially the established “Leaders”, there will never be enough evidence, because they don’t really want to make the necessary shift from “fact-finding” and “public education” mode to committed abolitionist mode.

  3. Juliet M Castille November 8, 2016 at 21:06 - Reply

    Please, if Glyphosate is considered a carcinogen, why are we spraying it on our food? PLEASE Stop the insanity! We have had enough study of this product to know this is a carcinogen, and we don’t need it spray it on our foods!

  4. Gary Houk November 11, 2016 at 13:51 - Reply

    How long will this take? We already know glyphosate is poison…..look at Steffanie Seneff’s work and many others. Where’s the money coming from to fund this study? This seems more like a tactical move so Monsanto can regroup, lick it’s wounds, then come back and brainwash us from a different angle.

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