Marker of DNA damage seen in men applying Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides

Marker of DNA damage seen in men applying Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides

XY chromosome to Y chromosome

New paper is “critical step forward in filling knowledge gaps of glyphosate carcinogenicity in humans”. Report: Claire Robinson

A new paper from the US National Institutes of Health reports indications of DNA damage among men applying Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides. DNA damage is concerning because it can lead to cancer. A commentary on the new paper published in the same issue of the journal, titled Important new evidence for glyphosate hazard assessment, calls it “a critical step forward in filling knowledge gaps of glyphosate carcinogenicity in humans”.

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The new study:
Chang VC et al (2023). Glyphosate Use and Mosaic Loss of Chromosome Y among Male Farmers in the Agricultural Health Study. Environmental Health Perspectives 131(12). CID: 127006. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP12834