Glyphosate pesticide is a widely – effective non-selective endo-absorber of stem – leaf organophosphorus herbicide, which is very effective for many years of rooting weeds and is widely used in agricultural production. Previous studies have reported that glyphosate can cause cancer.
However, the European food safety authority (EFSA) and the European Union member states have completed to re-evaluate the herbicide glyphosate, they issued a report pointed out that glyphosate is unlikely to have the risk of cancer in humans, but also puts forward some new strengthening control of glyphosate residues in food safety measures. This conclusion will be an important reference for the commission to decide whether to continue approving the use of glyphosate. It has also become a reference for EU member states to re-evaluate the safety of glyphosate herbicides.
The acute reference dose of glyphosate was setted, and a standard dose is 0.5 mg per kilogram of body weight, this is the first time for this material to develop safety threshold. Which was made by the scientists of European food safety authority and representatives of the members of the European Union risk assessment institutions .
Jose every tower na (Jose Tarazona) is the director of the department in charge of herbicides of the European food safety authority, he said: ” this is a very complete process, considering the new study and comprehensive assessment of the new data. By setting an acute reference dose, we will take a more rigorous approach to assess the potential risk of glyphosate in the future. As for carcinogenicity, the substance is unlikely to be carcinogenic.”
The peer review panel concluded that glyphosate is not likely to be genetic (destructive to DNA) or cancer risk to humans. Glyphosate should not be classified as a carcinogen and is subject to EU regulation of classification, identification and packaging. Except one person, all the other experts of EU member states reach an agreement. Both epidemiological data and animal studies of the evidence proves that exposure to glyphosate has no causal relationship with human cancer. Both epidemiological data and evidence from animal studies have shown no causal relationship between exposure to glyphosate and human cancer.
However, the residual amount of glyphosate in agricultural products can cause poisoning. We can test the content of glyphosate by using the glyphosate enzyme linked immunoassay kit(GLORY SCIENCE CO., LTD, Product NO.: I4436 ) to ensure food safety.