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Glyphosate and Paraquat Discovered in Maternal and Fetal Blood Serum in Thai Women

Pregnant women

A new joint Thai / U.S. peer-reviewed study has discovered high levels of the pesticides glyphosate and paraquat in pregnant women’s blood serum at childbirth and in umbilical cord blood serum.

Authors: Kongtip P, Nangkongnab N, Phupancharoensuk R1, Palarach C, Sujirarat D, Sangprasert S, Sermsuk M, Sawattrakool N, Woskie SR

Full Studyhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28422580

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES:

This longitudinal study measured the glyphosate and paraquat concentrations found in maternal and umbilical cord serum in 82 pregnant women who gave birth in three provinces of Thailand.