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The need for independent research on the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, May 2018
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Title
The need for independent research on the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides
Published in
Environmental Health, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12940-018-0392-z
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Authors

Philip J. Landrigan, Fiorella Belpoggi

Abstract

Glyphosate, formulated as Roundup, is the world's most widely used herbicide. Glyphosate is used extensively on genetically modified (GM) food crops designed to tolerate the herbicide, and global use is increasing rapidly. Two recent reviews of glyphosate's health hazards report conflicting results. An independent review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that glyphosate is a "probable human carcinogen". A review by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) found no evidence of carcinogenic hazard. These differing findings have produced regulatory uncertainty. Reflecting this regulatory uncertainty, the European Commission on November 27 2017, extended authorization for glyphosate for another 5 years, while the European Parliament opposed this decision and issued a call that pesticide approvals be based on peer-reviewed studies by independent scientists rather than on the current system that relies on proprietary industry studies. The Ramazzini Institute has initiated a pilot study of glyphosate's health hazards that will be followed by an integrated experimental research project. This evaluation will be independent of industry support and entirely sponsored by worldwide crowdfunding. The aim of the Ramazzini Institute project is to explore comprehensively the effects of exposures to glyphosate-based herbicides at current real-world levels on several toxicological endpoints, including carcinogenicity, long-term toxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disrupting effects, prenatal developmental toxicity, the microbiome and multi-generational effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 16%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 16 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 16%
Environmental Science 12 14%
Chemistry 9 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 6%
Other 20 23%
Unknown 19 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 48. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2020.
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#469,773
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Outputs from Environmental Health
#121
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