If you’ve been exposed to glyphosate—by breathing it, drinking it or by consuming glyphosate residues on your food—could your dog be at risk, too?
A new pilot study shows that dogs are likely to have even higher levels—up to 5000 percent higher—of glyphosate in their bodies than what testing has detected so far in humans.
“In a pilot study, we noticed that dogs’ glyphosate levels were, on average, 50 times higher than people’s,” said Dr. John Fagan, chief scientist at HRI Labs and former researcher at the National Institutes of Health. “Recent biomedical research suggests harm to health at these levels, and even lower,” he added.
To follow up on the pilot study, HRI Labs has launched a citizen science research project. The lab will work with pet owners to determine why animals have such a high exposure to glyphosate.