|doc-title||Major Pesticides Are More Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Principles|
|author||Robin Mesnage, Nicolas Defarge|
|publication||BioMed Research International|
|quote||Pesticides are used throughout the world as mixtures called formulations. They contain adjuvants, which are often kept confidential and are called inerts by the manufacturing companies, plus a declared active principle, which is usually tested alone. ... Despite its relatively benign reputation, Roundup was among the most toxic herbicides and insecticides tested. Most importantly, 8 formulations out of 9 were up to one thousand times more toxic than their active principles. Our results challenge the relevance of the acceptable daily intake for pesticides because this norm is calculated from the toxicity of the active principle alone.|
|source||Mesnage and Defarge in BioMed Research International|
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