Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®, the most widely used weed killer in the world. Its use has increased dramatically over recent years on genetically engineered crops, many non-genetically modified crops, and in public spaces such as schoolyards, golf courses, parks, farms, and residential yards.
Independent labs have revealed alarming levels of glyphosate and its residues in many popular foods as well as beverages, drugs, water sources and soil. Products like Roundup® contain other ingredients, too, called adjuvants, which may actually enhance the toxicity of the product and make the problem even more serious.
Because of its widespread use, when you feed grains to your farm animal or commercial pet food with grains to your pet, you’re likely feeding them glyphosate residues.
A growing concern to owners, animal exposure appears to be even greater than human exposure, which is already exceedingly high (3 out of 4 humans tested had glyphosate residues in their urine). Latest testing results from the Health Research Institute (HRI) show dog urine levels can be as high as 40 times that of humans!
A citizen-science effort, in association with the HRI, is seeking to find out why levels are so high in animals. Is it from the food they are eating, or the environment in which they live?
HRI is offering animal testing coupled with a voluntary exposure study. The Glyphosate Check Home Collection Test Kit for Pets and Farm Animals tests for glyphosate by gold standard LC-MS/MS instrumentation. Limits of detection (LOD) are highly sensitive at less than 1 part per billion (ppb).
Ordering the test kit automatically enrolls you in the study. By participating, you will:
Contribute valuable information to help HRI and concerned animal owners to better understand the extent of glyphosate exposure and contamination
Learn your animal’s exposure to glyphosate using a simple non-invasive urine test
When you order your test kit, you’ll receive an online link to complete the survey questionnaire, a container to collect a urine sample, and a prepaid package to return the sample for analysis.
This test is not restricted to any type of animal. It will work on all home and farm animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, and pigs. The only limitation is your ability to collect a large enough sample of the animal’s urine for testing.
While collecting a dog’s urine sample is relatively straightforward, collecting a urine sample from a cat can be more challenging. The simplest way to accomplish this is to lay plastic wrap over the clean litter in your cat’s litter box and use a syringe or spoon to transfer the urine that pools on top after urination to the collection container.
In a few weeks, you will receive information on how your pet’s or animal’s exposure compares with others and what to do to help reduce it, including dietary changes and minimizing environmental exposure.
We are providing these third party kits to you at no profit to us in order for you to participate in this environmental study. Thus, we’re unable to offer any promotions or discounts or accept coupons on these kits at this time. This test kit is not available for residents of NY State.
If you live in the U.S. (Alaska and Hawaii included) your return postage is paid. If mailing outside the U.S., you will need to pay your own return postage.
Due to the nature of this product, this test kit is exempt from all promotions as well as Healthy Rewards discounts and coupons (including the PremierPlus 10% discount).
Because of the import restrictions and state laws in place for the Glyphosate Test Kit for Pets and Farm Animals, we are unable to ship this product to New York state or anywhere outside of the U.S. or Canada.
Please Note: This testing is performed by an independent research organization. Neither Dr. Mercola nor Dr. Becker personally reviews or evaluates individual test results.