Updated: Jan 11, 2021
My neighbor's grass is always greener than mine, but at what cost? Did you know that both Italy, France, Thailand, and many more countries have banned glyphosate-based weed killers due to the potential risk of cancer?
What is Glyphosate? Glyphosate is a hazardous weed killer used in many weed killers including roundup. According to the World Health Organization, this substance has quite a few side effects to both humans, including cancer. More than 18,400 claim that it’s possible to get a type of cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup Roundups activating glyphosate like many other weed killers.
Glyphosate is not only dangerous to humans but to animals as well. Several years ago, scientist Deborah Kurrasch began looking into the long term effects of glyphosate, some of her studies suggest that they can alter the neurotransmitter (A chemical substance released by the arrival of a nerve fiber) in a rat's brain.
People who use glyphosate-based herbicide are 40% more likely to get cancer. Glyphosate is such a dangerous weed killer for humans, animals, sea life, and our environment, my neighbor’s grass may be greener because of it, but I enjoy my weeds, and my health.