Common pesticide combines with Roundup to create even deadlier substance: study

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Perhaps the only thing more pervasively toxic than crop chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) and atrazine, is these poisons combined with one another. A new study published in the journal Chemosphere has revealed that the amalgamated toxicity of certain pesticides and herbicides increases substantially in comparison to the toxicity of these same chemicals individually.

To make this discovery, researchers from France tested the cytogenetic effects of both glyphosate and atrazine, as well as their degradation products, aminomethyl phosphoric acid (AMPA) and desethyl-atrazine (DEA). Using an in vitro micronucleus assay, the team tested various mixtures of the chemicals on CHO-K1 cells, which were originally derived from hamsters.

Since most chemicals currently in use were only safety tested in isolation — if they were even safety tested at all — the team from the Aix-Marseille University (AMU) Laboratoire de Mutagenese et Toxicologie Environnementales decided to look at the combined effects of two of…

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I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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