How toxic is glyphosate?

Glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides are among the most thoroughly tested and evaluated pesticide products in the world. Those tests and studies have consistently concluded that glyphosate does not pose a risk to public health.

It also has relatively low levels of toxicity when compared to a range of products we all use or consume regularly. Would you believe me if I told you glyphosate is less toxic than baking soda, table salt or the caffeine in your coffee?

The table below compares the toxicity of glyphosate with a range of other substances, the figure used in the table is the LD50 of the substance, in toxicology this refers to the "median lethal dose" and is the amount required to kill 50% of a population of a test sample (in this case rats). 

Let's keep glyphosate in perspective.

H/T @DocCamiRyan



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