A new testing program organized by The Detox Project in coordination with Kudzu Science, has released the first ever results for glyphosate levels in human hair, in an extraordinary announcement on Wednesday.
The unique project, which began in July 2018, has already discovered the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, in a number of hair samples at over 66 parts per billion (ppb), which is a much higher level than the average urine level of 3 ppb reported by the University of California San Francisco in 2016. The main metabolite of glyphosate, AMPA, was also found in some of the hair samples at even higher levels than glyphosate itself.
From a small set of 10 initial samples collected from the public in the U.S., Europe and Australia, it was shown that:
- 7 samples contained glyphosate levels above the Limit of Detection (66 ppb) but below the Limit of Quantification (200 ppb)
- 6 samples contained AMPA (the main metabolite of glyphosate) above the Limit of Detection (330 ppb) but below the Limit of Quantification (1000 ppb) and
- 3 samples contained glufosinate above the Limit of Detection (33 ppb) but below the Limit of Quantification (100 ppb)