Greens warn: German breast milk unsafe
by The Local de
The Green party made their warning after testing the breast milk of 16 women from a variety of German regions. Traces of glyphosate, a chemical used in weed-killers, amounting to between 0.210 and 0.432 nanograms per mililitre were recorded.
In drinking water a quantity of no more than 0.100 nanograms of the substance is allowed.
Irene Witte, professor of toxicology at the University of Oldenburg described the findings as “intolerable.”
“I would never have guessed that the quantities are so high,” she said.
Witte said that if the chemical is proven to be carcinogenic then any exposure could be dangerous.
“There is not upper limit you can then put on the quantity. Every molecule could cause cancer.”