Murviel-les-Montpellier residents have pesticides in their urine

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Glyphosate levels 10 times higher than the authorised threshold have been found in the urine samples from Murviel-les-Montpellier, Hérault this week.

60 residents submitted samples in March, and they have just received the results.

Other than one retiree who had a very low dosage, the inhabitants have a rate 10 times higher than the national average.

In total 1,500 people have submitted samples since the testing began this year by the Glypho collective34 group.  The objective is to lodge a complaint against those who manufacture and market herbicide products based on this active ingredient.

Complementary studies

Volunteers who have been consuming organic products for many years also have a higher than average rate in these tests.  The Glypho collective34 therefore intends to study the diet of donors more closely to understand this result.

Source: France 3