Glyphosate - rapid water analysis and pesticide testing
Glyphosate is playing an increasingly significant role in agriculture as a herbicide or weed killer. The pesticide makes its way through the water cycle into the soil and from here into the groundwater that is used for drinking water. This is where the Water Supply Regulations come into play. The plant protection agent (i.e. pesticide) is believed to be toxic for humans. However, the link between ingestion of the substance and adverse health effects has not been 100% proven.
Numerous studies show abnormalities in regions where use of the pesticide is extensive compared to regions where it is less widespread. During the period of study, occurrences of miscarriages and deformities in children were common. Furthermore, glyphosate is thought to be carcinogenic. UK drinking water regulations set the maximum concentration of pesticides in drinking water at 0.5 µg/l.
Hidden danger for humans - a water analysis gives you answers
It is worth carrying out this water analysis if pregnant women or babies use the drinking water supply. However, the presence of glyphosate can pose a health threat for others too, although this has not yet been fully established.
This test not only shows if your drinking water contains glyphosate, but also how much is present.
The stages of your water analysis - it's this easy
After placing your order, you'll receive a test kit that contains everything you require to take the sample. Approximately 5-7 days after we receive your sample you can view the results of your analysis online using your own personal access code, or print them if you like. If you still have unanswered questions, our trained IVARIO team will happily answer them on the phone or by email. We consider every single result and make sure no question is left unanswered.
Attention: To rule out the presence of other contaminants in your groundwater, we recommend our Well Water Test Kit for private wells. You can request this here.
Don't know which test is the right one for you? You can find a comparison of our test kits here