Re: The Roundup Thread
I don't think that it is a big deal with bees, but it is being found at increasing levels in groundwater. It breaks down in soil, but is fairly stable in groundwater. The MCL of 0.7mg/l in water is exceeded in many areas of the country.
Interesting health effect. It is one of the few things that can affect your breathing after being absorbed through the skin or ingested.
What are the Health Effects?
Short-term: EPA has found glyphosate to potentially cause the following health effects when people are
exposed to it at levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: congestion of the lungs;
increased breathing rate.
Long-term: Glyphosate has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels
above the MCL: kidney damage, reproductive effects.
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--George w. Bush November 8, 2001