Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup – one of the most widely used herbicides in the US. First registered for use here in 1974 is linked to a 41% increase of cancer. In the study, the scientists “conducted a new meta-analysis that included the most recent update of the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) cohort published in 2018 along with five case-control studies.”Zhang L, Rana I, Shaffer RM, Taioli E, Sheppard L, Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence, Mutation Research-Reviews in Mutation Research (2019),https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.02.001 . “Using the highest exposure groups when available in each study, [the scientists]report[ed] the overall meta-relative risk (meta-RR) of NHL in GBH-exposed individuals was increased by 41% (meta-RR = 1.41, 95% CI, confidence interval: 1.13–1.75).
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