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'Bad Outcomes'

Here we go again. Another study linking Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide to health risks—this time, for pregnant moms.

US Right to Know’s Carey Gillam reported this week that researchers have found evidence that higher glyphosate levels in pregnant women correlated with significantly shorter pregnancies and with lower adjusted birth weights.

From Gillam’s article in the Huffington Post: 

Researchers looking at exposure to the herbicide known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup branded herbicides, said they tested and tracked 69 expectant mothers and found that the presence of glyphosate levels in their bodily fluids correlated with unfavorable birth outcomes. The research is still in preliminary stages and the sample size is small, but the team is scheduled to present their findings on Thursday at a conference put on by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) in Washington, D.C.

Paul Winchester, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at the Franciscan St. Francis Health system and professor of clinical pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, told Gillam that the newly reported data is a “huge” issue and that “Everyone should be concerned about this.”

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