Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) induce phenotypic imipenem resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Glyphosate-based herbicides are the most widely used herbicides for weed control worldwide that potentially affect microorganisms, but the role of their sublethal exposure in the development of antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still not fully investigated. Here, the effects of glyphosate acid (GLY), five glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs), and POE(15), a formerly used co-formulant, on susceptibility to imipenem, a potent carbapenem-type antibiotic, in one clinical and four non-clinical environmental P. aeruginosa isolates were studied.

Documents detail effort to refute scientific research into paraquat

For decades, Swiss chemical giant Syngenta has manufactured and marketed a widely used weed-killing chemical called paraquat, and for much of that time the company has been dealing with external concerns that long-term exposure to the chemical may be a cause of the dreaded, incurable brain ailment known as Parkinson’s disease.

The New Lede — in a collaboration with The Guardian — published a story that examines what Syngenta knew about the evolving science linking the pesticide to the disease.

Perinatal exposure to a glyphosate pesticide formulation induces offspring liver damage

Offspring’s exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) preceding and proceeding birth (perinatal) induces liver damage. A study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology demonstrates the role excess iron in the body from GBH exposure plays in liver toxicity via an increased uptake of calcium and oxidative stress.

Glyphosate infiltrates the brain and increases pro-inflammatory cytokine

Glyphosate has been shown to cross the blood–brain barrier in in vitro models [...]. Additionally, reports have shown that glyphosate exposure increases pro-inflammatory cytokines in blood plasma, particularly TNFα. Journal of Neuroinflammation

Glyphosate found in 80% of US urine samples

More than 80% of urine samples drawn from children and adults in a US health study were laced with detectable traces of glyphosate, a weedkilling chemical linked to cancer, a finding scientists have called “disturbing” and “concerning”.

Household Pesticides Harm Infant Motor Skills

Household pesticide use is associated with harmful impacts to infant motor development, according to a study published late last year in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. The research focused on primarily low-income Hispanic women located in Los Angeles, California, enrolled in an ongoing study referred to as Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES).

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