Iowa State University Study Reveals Changes to Ovarian Proteome
In stunning revelations from a study on female mice from the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University it was revealed that ovarian weight and follicle number were altered at a glyphosate dose level of 2 mg/kg and that chronic low-level exposure to glyphosate altered the ovarian proteome, which could ultimately impact ovarian function.
The dose levels used in this study were low compared to most previous studies and the highest dose of 2 mg/kg is only just above the dose considered safe by the U.S. government (1.75 mg/kg bw/day). Such a dose should show no damaging effects on health, as the official ‘safe’ level is set by reducing a dose that shows health damage by one hundred-fold.
Mice and rat studies are the best models used to evaluate possible health damage to humans of exposure to environmental contaminants such as glyphosate.