Are tap water sources contamination? Where are the unsubstantiated reports coming from?

What is a glyphosate herbicide and what is its purpose?

Glyphosate (ingredient designation “glyphosateisopropylamine sodium”) is a herbicide that is used to combat pests in gardening and agriculture all over the globe and even in Japan. When it is sprayed, it absorbs the leaves and green areas of plants, such as the stems and leaves. Then it spreads to roots and eventually withers the whole plant. The plants die when the herbicide has been applied to the leaves. Pesticide companies usually sell herbicides made of glyphosate once the patent has expired. All herbicides containing glyphosate currently on the marketplace are safe and have passed strict inspection.

Glyphosate has one its distinctive features that is its security. It is because of it being able to block the action of enzymes found in plants (not present on animals) and is low in the degree of toxicity to animals. If the chemical solution is applied to soil, it is a food source for microorganisms. They can differentiate the solution into water, carbon and oxygen. It is a pesticide that is recognized in the world that aids in the reduction of greenhouse gases because it enables no-tillage agriculture.

Tap water glyphosate

Tap water is secure

Is glyphosate mixed with tap water?

Weekly Shincho declared, April 2020: “In Japan there is no standard for glyphosate that remains in the tap water. The only value is the Target.” The value is higher that other pesticides and nations as well as drinking water contamination. I wrote an article stating that there was. This has raised concerns that high concentrations of glyphosate may remain in water from the tap. But this is incorrect.

The first thing to note is that glyphosate does not constitute a “standard” number. It is only a “target” value. This is because a concentration that is higher than 0.2ppm (1) has not been found in tap water. In actual fact, according to a survey of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan, there were no instances of glyphosate found in water from taps in Japan with a concentration exceeding 0.02 ppm. There is no danger of being discovered.

The glyphosate that is sprayed on soil actually decays in half just two days. The same amount will then be transferred to tap water and rivers, and won’t be affected by pollution.

Japanese tapwater is secure

Tap water from Japan is considered to be safe. It’s safe to drink tap water as is. There are 51 items of inspection to be completed before selling tap water. It is subject to strict quality control , as required by law. The difference in pH of water is what determines whether it’s acidic, neutral or alkaline. Japan’s water quality standards require that tap water be neutral (5.8+ and 8.6+). There is a chance that iron rust could be detected in the water supply pipes.

How is tapwater produced in the first instance? Tap water is mainly made from surface water like dam lakes, or rivers. After eliminating impurities via precipitation and filtration the water is then sterilized by water purification facilities. The water that is produced in the purification plant is then piped to every home.

The Story of Japanese standard for residues of pesticides

Japan’s glyphosate standard value for wheat is now 5ppm. グリホサート It was 5ppm before December 2017. グリホサート Concerning this, there are a variety of opinions such as “We have increased it to 30ppm by 6 times and feared health harm.”

Glyphosate found in tap water

The residual value for glyphosate is exactly the same as the one used in international trade.

The fact is that the standard wasn’t modified, rather it was adjusted to the residual value of the international standard. グリホサート Japan imports large quantities of wheat from South America and the United States. The importer, also known as the overseas producer, controls the use of glyphosate in the 30ppm range. However, Japan’s 5ppm standard value will cause all imports to stop if it is higher than the standard. The supply of wheat may be affected, and Japanese food items could be at risk. In order to meet international standards the standard value was rewritten. グリホサート The current standard values do not pose any safety concerns.

Need a correct understanding of glyphosate

To ensure that consumers are not unnecessarily swayed by emotional discussions about pesticide residues, it is essential to gain the right knowledge based on scientific research conducted by experts. Also, you should be able to enjoy your food without being distracted or lost in rumors.