Dr. Parvez's Study on Glyphosate and Pregnancy Risk Makes a Splash
Since publishing the first birth cohort study of its kind on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular Roundup weed and grass killer and most heavily used herbicide, Dr. Shahid Parvez, FSPH assistant professor of environmental health science and principle investigator of the study, has received an overwhelming response to this research. The study, Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length: a prospective Indiana birth cohort study, reported that more than 90% of pregnant women had detectable urine glyphosate levels and that these levels correlated significantly with shortened pregnancy lengths.
They also found higher urine glyphosate levels in women who lived in rural areas, and in those who consumed caffeinated beverages. Within the past two weeks, Dr. Parvez's study has been covered by the likes of Beyond Pesticides, Reuters, Consumer Affairs, Laboratory Equipment, Romper, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, Hindustan Times, Science Daily, Aperture Games, The Siasat Daily, TheHealthSite, Zee News, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and The Indian Express.