Are tap water sources polluted? Where do these unsubstantiated stories come from?

What is a herbicide made of glyphosate?

Glyphosate is also known as “glyphosate Isopropylamine Salt” is an herbicide that is employed in gardening and agriculture across the globe. After being sprayed, it’s absorption from the green parts like leaves and stems, moves to the roots and then withers the entire plant. グリホサート The plants die when the herbicide has been applied to leaves. Many pesticide companies sell herbicides that contain glyphosate since the patent period for the ingredients is over. The herbicides that contain glyphosate have been tested and reliable.

グリホサート One of the characteristics of glyphosate is “safety”, which is very low in toxicity to animals due to a mechanism that inhibits the action of plant-based enzymes (not found in animals). In addition, when the chemical solution comes into contact with soil it becomes a food for microorganisms. It is then separated into carbon dioxide, water, etc. It is also characterized by the fact that no herbicidal ingredients remain. It is a recognized pesticide that is widely used worldwide, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions because it allows farming without tillage.

Glyphosate in tap water

Tap water is safe and has no risk

Is glyphosate in tap water?

In April 2020, Weekly Shincho said, “In Japan, there is no any standard value for glyphosate that remains in tap water, only the target value.” This value is also higher than other pesticides, different countries, or drinking water that is contaminated with pesticides. An article I wrote stated that it is. There were concerns over the possibility that tap water could have high levels of dissolved lead. However, this is not the case.

First, glyphosate doesn’t have a standard however, it has a goal value. グリホサート This is due to the fact that glyphosate for 10 minutes at 2 ppm is the standard for draft water quality value. The reason is that tap water has not seen glyphosate concentrations exceeding 0.2ppm (which is one). グリホサート 残留基準 eu According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare there was no instance of glyphosate that was greater than 0.02ppm was found in Japan tap water. There is absolutely no risk of being detected.

In addition that the glyphosate sprayed decays in the soil at a rate that’s halved in two days. The same amount of glyphosate can be absorbed into tap water and rivers and won’t be polluted.

Japanese tapwater is secure

The tap water of Japan is considered to be safe in the world. There is no problem if you drink tap water as it is. グリホサート epa There are 51 requirements to be inspected, and the water supply is controlled by strict quality standards. Water is classified into “acidic”, “neutral” and “alkaline” according to the difference in pH, but tap water in Japan is regulated by the water quality standard to ensure that pH is near neutral (5.8 or more and 8.6 or less). グリホサート There is still the possibility that iron rust can be found within your pipes that supply water.

How does tap water get produced? Tap water mainly uses surface water like dam lakes and river water as raw. After the water has been cleaned, chlorine is introduced into the water purification plant to eliminate any impurities. The water from the tap is piped to the homes.

The story of Japanese standard for residues of pesticides

The current normative value for glyphosate residue for wheat in Japan has been set at 5 ppm. However, it was just 5 ppm at the time of December 2017. Regarding 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 of glyphosate is the same as the international standard.

Truth is that we didn’t change the standards. We set it to match the international residual standard. Japan imports large amounts of wheat from South America, Canada, and the United States. グリホサート And the importer, which is the outside producer, naturally oversees the use of glyphosate to the international standard of 30ppm. But Japan’s standard amount of glyphosate is 5ppm. If it exceeds the value of the standard, all imports will be prohibited. The supply of wheat may be affected, and Japanese food could be in danger. In order to comply with international standards, the value of standardization was rewritten. And, of course there’s nothing to worry about in terms of safety, even using the current standard values.

Do you want to be able to comprehend the concept of glyphosate?

It is important to have the right information of the latest scientific research, so that consumers are not influenced by emotions regarding pesticide residues. Also, you should be able to enjoy your meals without being distracted be distracted by gossip.