Is tap water contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate? Where are the unfounded stories coming from?

What is glyphosate herbicide?

Glyphosate (ingredient known as “glyphosate Iopropylamine sal”) is an herbicide used for farming and gardening in all parts of the world, including Japan. The spraying process absorbs it from the green parts of plants, like the leaves and stems. Then, it moves into the roots and eventually kills the entire plant. It is not selective and all plants will be killed when it is applied to their leaves. Pesticide companies are now selling glyphosate based herbicides as the patent for the ingredients is expired. All glyphosate herbicides currently being sold are safe and have passed thorough inspection.

Glyphosate, which is low toxicity to livestock due to an enzyme inhibitor in plants (not found in animals) is among its characteristics. The chemical solution that is sprayed becomes food for microorganisms when it comes into contact with the soil. It then is separated into carbon dioxide and water. This makes it unique since it does not contain herbicide ingredients. Pesticides are widely recognized around the world and helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Glyphosate in tapwater

Tap water is safe

What effect does the chemical glyphosate on the water supply?

グリホサート 雨上がり Weekly Shincho declared, April 2020: “In Japan there is no standard for glyphosate which remains in tap water. Only the Target value.” It is also more than other pesticides, other countries or drinking water that has been affected by pesticides. グリホサート I have written an article stating that there was. There are concerns that tap water may have the highest levels of glyphosate. This is a false statement.

First , the reason that glyphosate doesn’t have an “standard value” but only an “target value” is that if the standard for draft water quality value (concentration that is safe even if you drink 2 L of tap water each day for the rest of your life) is glyphosate and 10 minutes of 2ppm. Tap water has not detected glyphosate with a concentration higher than 0.2ppm (1). グリホサート According to an Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare survey, Japan has not seen any cases of glyphosate in tap water that has concentrations exceeding 0.02ppm. グリホサート The main reason is that there is no danger of detection.

In addition soil decays at a rate of half a percent in two days after the spraying. The same concentration of glyphosate will be transferred into waterways and rivers and won’t be polluted.

Japanese tapwater is uncontaminated

The tap water in Japan is safe. Tap water is safe if it is as is. There are 51 things that are subjected to strict examination and are provided as per the law. According to the pH difference in water, it can be classified as “acidic” or neutral”, or “alkaline”. However the Japanese water quality standard stipulates that tap water must have a pH close to neutral (5.8 or higher and 8.6 or less). Iron can be a drinkable substance rust if the water pipes in your home have been damaged.

How is tap water produced? Tap water mostly uses river and dam water as the primary source. After eliminating impurities via precipitation and filtering the water is then sterilized in the water purification plants. The water from the tap is piped to the homes.

The story of Japanese pesticide residues with a standard value

The current normative value for glyphosate residue for wheat in Japan has been set at 5 ppm. But, it was 5 ppm in December 2017. There are some opinions such as “We reduced that to 30ppm with a six-fold increase, and were adamant about the health effects.”

Glyphosate from tap water

The value of the residual standard for glyphosate is the same as that of the international standard.

But the truth is we did not reduce the standard. Instead we changed it to meet the residual standard that is set by international standards. Japan imports huge quantities of wheat from South America and the United States. The importer, also known as the overseas producer, controls the use of glyphosate to a level of 30ppm. However, Japan’s standard value for glyphosate is 5ppm. グリホサート This means that all imports of the substance will be banned. This will lead to reduced supply of wheat, and could result in Japanese food products being at risk. In order to meet international standards, the standard value was rewritten. There is nothing to be concerned about safety in the current values of the standard.

Need a correct understanding of glyphosate

To ensure that consumers are not in a state of mind by the emotional discussion about pesticide residuals, it is important to allow them to get the right information that is gathered from research conducted by scientists. You should also be able to enjoy your meals without being distracted or be distracted by gossip.