Glyphosate Exposure in Adults and Children

Glyphosate, which most people know as Roundup, is the most widely used pesticide in the U.S. Many farmers use glyphosate, and it is also used around homes, in gardens, on school grounds, and on parks.

Glyphosate is so widely used that most of us are exposed to this chemical frequently. Recent research has shown that as many as 90% of us have glyphosate in our bodies. We can be exposed to glyphosate from our food and from playing or working in a place where glyphosate herbicides were recently sprayed.

Exposure to glyphosate can cause cancer and other serious health problems. CEH is especially concerned about children who are exposed to this hazardous pesticide. We just completed a small study to help answer an important question:

Are children more exposed to glyphosate than adults? Based on our results, the answer to this question is yes.

To learn how to protect yourself and your family from glyphosate download and share our fact sheet.