Are tap water sources contaminated by herbicides containing glyphosate? Where are the unfounded rumors being sourced?

What is herbicide glyphosate?

Glyphosate (ingredient designation “glyphosateisopropylamine sodium”) is a herbicide that is used to combat pests in gardening and agriculture across the globe including Japan. It is absorbed from the leaves and stem greens and then moves towards the roots and eventually smothers the entire plant. Because it’s a non-selective herbicide, all plants will die if the agent is applied on the surface of the leaf. Pesticide firms are now selling glyphosate based herbicides as the patent covering the ingredients is expired. Of of course, all glyphosate herbicides that are available are safe products that have passed rigorous testing.

Glyphosate, which has a low toxicity to livestock because of an enzyme inhibitor in plants (not found in animals) is among its attributes. Additionally, when the chemical solution is in contact with soil, it becomes a food for microorganisms. It is then separated into water, carbon dioxide, etc., so it is also distinguished by the fact that there are no herbicidal ingredients remain. Pesticides are well-known throughout the world and helps in reducing greenhouse gases.

Glyphosate in tap water

Tap water can be completely safe

Is glyphosate present in tap water?

Weekly Shincho reported that in April 2020, there would have no standard amount of glyphosate remaining in water that is filtered. It will be the value that is targeted. The value is greater than other pesticides and nations as well as drinking water contaminated. I wrote an article that stated that there is. There are concerns that tap water might contain excessive levels of glyphosate. This content is not correct.

Firstof all, glyphosate does not have a specific value and only a goal value. This is because glyphosate for 10 minutes at 2 ppm is the standard water quality for drafts. value. Tap water has never been found to have a concentration above 0.2ppm (1). According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare There was never a case of glyphosate exceeding 0.02ppm was discovered in Japan tap water. The reason for this is there is no risk of detection.

In addition, the soil metabolizes the glyphosate at a rate that is halving over two days. グリホサート The same concentration is transferred to tap water and rivers and it will not pollute.

Japanese tapwater is safe

The tap water that is used in Japan is safe. Tap water is safe if it is bottled as is. There are 51 rigorous inspection items that are supplied based on strict quality control as stipulated by law. Water is classified as “acidic”, “neutral” and “alkaline” depending on the variation in pH but tap water in Japan is stipulated by the water quality standard to ensure that the pH is close to neutral (5.8 or more , and 8.6 or less). If, however, the pipes that supply water inside or around your home are damaged, there’s still the chance of drinking iron corrosion.

How is tapwater produced? Tap water is made using mainly surface water like river water and dam lakes for raw water. After eliminating impurities via precipitation and filtering, the water is sterilized in the water purification plants. The tap water is then piped to the homes. Story about the Japanese pesticide residue standard values

The current maximum value of the glyphosate residue in wheat in Japan is set at 5 ppm. However, it was 5 ppm as of December 2017. Regarding this, there are opinions that say “We reduced the limit to 30ppm by six times, and we rebuked health damage.”

Glyphosate in tap water

The residual value of glyphosate is identical to that of the international standard.

グリホサート 希釈 グリホサート The truth is that we didn’t loosen the standard, but adjusted it to the residual standard value that is the international standard. Japan imports large quantities of wheat from South America, Canada, and the United States. The importer (the overseas producer) determines the quantity of glyphosate that is used in accordance with the international standard (30ppm). But Japan’s standard amount of glyphosate is 5ppm. If it exceeds the standard value, all imports will be banned. This could cause a decrease in wheat supply and threaten Japanese food. The standard value is being revised to conform to the international standard. The safety issue remains even though the values are in use.

It is essential to have a thorough understanding of glyphosate

To avoid consumers being unnecessarily swayed by emotional discussions about pesticide residues, it is important to gain the right knowledge based on scientific research conducted by experts. It is important to be content with your diet and not be distracted by the rumors.