Is tap water contaminated with glyphosate herbicides? Where do the unfounded rumors originate?

What exactly is what is a “glyphosate” herbicide?

Glyphosate (ingredient name “glyphosate isopropylamine salt”) is an herbicide used in gardening and agriculture all over the world including Japan. It is absorbed from the leaf and stem greens and then moves towards the roots and finally dries out the whole plant. All plants die after the herbicide is applied to leaves. Pesticide companies usually sell glyphosate-based herbicides after the patent has expired. All glyphosate herbicides that are on the markets have been tested with a strictness.

Glyphosate, which has a lower toxicity to livestock because of an enzyme inhibitor in plants (not present in animals) is among its attributes. Furthermore, when the sprayed chemical solution comes in contact with soil it becomes a food for microorganisms, and it is separated into carbon dioxide, water and carbon dioxide., so it is further distinguished by the fact that no herbicidal components remain. It is a pesticide well-known throughout the world that helps to reduce greenhouse gases.

Tap water glyphosate from the tap

Tap water is safe

Are glyphosate and tap water

Weekly Shincho reported that in April 2020, there would be no standard value of glyphosate remaining in water that is filtered. It will only be the value that is targeted. This is more than that of other pesticides or other countries. It also covers drinking water that has been contaminated with pesticides. I wrote an article in which I stated that there is. There are concerns that excessive levels of glyphosate might remain in the tap water. It is not the case.

First, glyphosate has no “standard value” and is only a “target value”. This is because the draft water quality standards value (concentration that is safe even when you drink 2 liters of tap water every day for a lifetime) was glyphosate for 10 minutes at 2 ppm. Tap water has never detected glyphosate at a concentration greater than 0.2ppm (1). グリホサート An Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare study revealed that the tap water in Japan does not contain glyphosate with levels of more than 0.02ppm. グリホサート In reality, there isn’t any risk of it being detected.

In addition the glyphosate that is sprayed decays in the soil at a rate that is diminished by half within two days. The same concentration will then be transferred to tap water and rivers, but will not be polluted.

Japanese tap water can be safe

Tap water from Japan is considered safe. It is safe if you drink tap water in the way it is. There are 51 inspection items that must be passed before tap water is sold. They are subject to strict quality control , as stipulated by law. Water can be classified as “acidic”, neutral, or alkaline depending on its pH. But the tap water that is used in Japan is required to be near neutral (between 5.8 and 8.6). But, if the water supply pipes inside the vicinity of your home are deteriorated, there is still the possibility of drinking iron rust.

How does tap water get produced? Tap water is made using mainly surface water, such as river water and dam lakes for raw water. After the removal of impurities by precipitation and filtering, the water is sterilized in the water purification plants. This tap water is then transported to all households via water pipes.

The story of Japanese pesticide residue standard value

Japan’s glyphosate standard for wheat is now 5ppm. However, it was 5ppm before December 2017. In relation to this, there are a variety of opinions that say “We have increased it to 30ppm by 6 times and despised health damage.”

Glyphosate is a component of tap water.

The standard residual value of glyphosate equals the standard used in international law.

However, the truth is that we did not reduce the standard, but modified it to match the residual standard value that is the international standard. Japan imports wheat in large quantities from the United States, Canada and South America. The importer (the foreign producer) regulates the quantity of glyphosate that is used according to the international standard (30ppm). But Japan’s standard amount of glyphosate is 5ppm. If it’s higher than the limit, all imports will be banned. This could lead to an increase in the amount of wheat available and could also threaten Japanese food. グリホサート The standard value has been revised to meet the standards of international quality. Additionally, safety isn’t an issue with the current standards.

You need to be aware of the glyphosate

To avoid consumers being unnecessarily swayed by emotional discussions regarding pesticide residues, it is essential to gain the right knowledge based on scientific research conducted by experts. グリホサート epsps It is important not to let rumors hinder your daily eating habits.