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Exposure to Herbicide is Linked to Elevated Homocysteine and Folic Acid Deficiency

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Title:Exposure to Herbicide is Linked to Elevated Homocysteine and Folic Acid Deficiency
Authors:Head, Tony
Fujisaka, Julia
Padamada, Jasmine
Sobitz, Steffanie
Date Issued:15 Nov 2018
Abstract:SciFiToxin (SFT) is the active ingredient in a popular non-selective herbicide, RoundUpTM. Introduced in 2020, SFT obtained regulatory approval for general use and has since become the leading residential and agricultural herbicide,
especially among farmers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Results from two recent studies indicate a rise in the average homocysteine level in humans worldwide and implicate SFT as a possible cause for this phenomenon as well
as folic acid deficiency, due to SFT’s effect on key enzymes in the body. Elevated homocysteine levels in the blood may lead to a number of life-threatening conditions, and folic acid deficiency is known to cause severe birth defects.
As no previous experiments have established the presence of SFT in the human bloodstream, we measured SFT and homocysteine concentrations in 4360 individuals representative of the US population via Bioresonance Scanning, and
analyzed blood samples from 60 individuals within this group to corroborate results. SFT was detected in 100% of tested individuals, and homocysteine levels strongly correlated with SFT concentrations. Our study provides evidence linking the exposure to RoundUpTh1 herbicide with elevated homocysteine levels and folic acid deficiency.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/76689
Volume:3
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Horizons, Volume 3


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