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Low Levels of Roundup Linked to Liver Disease in Rats

Low Levels of Roundup Linked to Liver Disease in Rats

January 10, 2017 — Low doses of the weed-killer Roundup have been shown to cause liver damage in rats, according to the first study linking “real world” exposures and a serious disease.

The study was published January 9 in Nature by Dr. Michael Antoniou of King’s College London, who called results “very worrying.”

Female rats who drank very low doses of Roundup for two years developed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, with evidence of cell damage and areas of dead tissue or necrosis in the liver.

By the second year of the experiment, rats drinking Roundup also progressively accumulated harmful fats called triglycerides in their bloodstream.

The dose of Roundup that researchers gave the rats was comparable to what is found in tap water for human consumption — but lower than what people are commonly exposed to in the environment, and thousands of times lower than what is permitted by regulators.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells — often in people with high triglycerides or cholesterol levels. It causes liver swelling that can lead to scarring (cirrhosis), cancer, or liver failure, according to the American Liver Foundation.

Roundup is a commercial weed-killer made by Monsanto. It contains a weed-killing chemical called glyphosate, plus other toxic chemicals like POEA. Monsanto is facing more than 40 lawsuits from people who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after years of using the weed-killer without protective equipment.

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