Is tap water contaminated by herbicides containing glyphosate? These unsubstantiated rumors are where they come from.

What exactly is Gryphosate herbicide you ask?

Glyphosate (ingredient name “glyphosate isopropylamine salt”) is an herbicide that is used in gardening and agriculture all over the globe, including Japan. It is absorbed from leaf and stem greens, migrates towards the roots and finally dries out the whole plant. Because it is an herbicide that is non-selective it will kill all plants when the agent is sprayed to the leaf’s surface. Pesticide companies usually sell herbicides made of glyphosate once the patent has expired. Of course, all herbicides containing glyphosate on the market are reliable products that have been tested by rigorous testing.

Glyphosate has one its most distinctive characteristics it’s safety. It is because of it being able to block the action of enzymes found in plants (not found in animals) and is very safe for animals. When the chemical solution is applied to soil, it is a food source for microorganisms. They are able to differentiate the solution into carbon, water and oxygen. It is a renowned pesticide that is widely used worldwide, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions because it allows the cultivation of crops that do not require tillage.

Tap water glyphosate from the tap

Tap water can be safe

Does glyphosate mix with tap water

Weekly Shincho declared, April 2020: “In Japan there is no standard for glyphosate that remains in tap water. The only value is the Target.” Additionally the value is greater than other pesticides as well as other countries, and it is also drinking water contaminated with pesticides. I wrote an article stating that there is. This raised questions about the possibility that tap water may contain high levels of contaminants. This is not true. Firstof all, glyphosate doesn’t have a target or standard value. Tap water has never had a concentration above 0.2ppm (1). An Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare study revealed that the tap water in Japan does not contain glyphosate in levels that exceed 0.02ppm. The main reason is that there isn’t any risk of being detected.

グリホサート 残留基準 eu Additionally the soil will degrade in a rate of half a percent in two days after the spraying. グリホサート 分析 The same amount of glyphosate will be transferred into waterways and rivers and will not be polluted.

Safe tap water in Japan

Tap water from Japan can be trusted to be safe. It is safe to drink tap water as is. There are 51 inspection points and they are provided with the strict quality controls that is required by law. The difference in pH of water is what determines whether it is acidic, neutral or alkaline. Japan’s water quality standards demand the tap water to be close to neutral (5.8+ and 8.6+). If the water supply to your home’s pipes have been corrosion-prone, iron rust could remain a possibility.

How does tap water get created? Tap water mostly uses surface water like dam lakes and river water as raw water. After water has been purified and precipitated, it is sterilized with chlorine. Each household receives the tap water via its pipes.

A story about Japanese pesticide residue standard value

The current glyphosate residue standards for wheat in Japan, 5 ppm. It was 5 ppm until December 2017. There are many views regarding this issue, including “We loosened the limit from 30ppm to six times and we rebuked health harm.”

Tap water glyphosate from the tap

The residual standard value of glyphosate is equal to the international standard.

But the fact of the problem is that we did adjust the standard to the international standard’s residual standard, not loosen it. Japan imports wheat in huge quantities from the United States, Canada and South America. The importer (the foreign producer) controls the amount of glyphosate used according to the international standard (30ppm). However, Japan’s standard value of glyphosate is 5ppm. If it’s higher than the limit the import will be prohibited. This could lead to a decrease in wheat supply and threaten Japanese food. グリホサート To ensure that it is in line with international standards the standard value was rewritten. There is no safety issue with the current standards values.

It is essential to have a thorough understanding of glyphosate

It is essential to be aware of the correct information that is based on scientifically-sound research, to ensure that consumers aren’t influenced by their feelings concerning pesticide residues. It is also important to enjoy food without being distracted or lost in rumors.