Glyphosate Found in Human Hair as Unique Testing Project Releases

Glyphosate Found in Human Hair as Unique Testing Project Releases

It is only recently that new developments in laboratory technology and science have enabled pesticides to be tested accurately in hair. Hair testing is now set to replace urine and blood as the preferred matrix for public pesticide testing for the following reasons:

Hair testing shows your exposure to pesticides over a period of 90-120 days, whereas
Urine Testing shows your exposure for approximately 14-21 days and
Blood Testing shows your exposure for 2-3 days
Hair Testing also has some other advantages:

Easy collection
Easy transport
Easy storage
Enables continuous cost effective bio-monitoring over a year: 4 samples vs 100 for blood vs 26 for urine
Some of the recent developments in hair testing for pesticides have been reviewed and published by the Luxembourg Institute of Health and French Ministry of Agriculture.

Another peer-reviewed paper, published during an ongoing study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, concluded that ongoing exposure of children to environmental pesticides can now be sensitively detected by the analysis of children’s hair and house dust.

via GreenMedInfo Glyphosate Found in Human Hair as Unique Testing Project Releases