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“Toxic Legacy” book on glyphosate by Stephanie Seneff: The next “Silent Spring?”

On July 1, MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, releases her new book: Toxic Legacy — How the weedkiller glyphosate is destroying our health and the environment.

June 25, 2021  You can read a substantial preview of the Kindle version free on Amazon at this link

Dr. Seneff’s website also shows several sources where you can order the book.

We’ve known and corresponded with Stephanie Seneff for several years. Her forté is intensive research into scientific studies of a critical topic, then summarizing the facts in easy-to-understand narrative.

This was the approach taken by marine biologist and author Rachael Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring propelled global environmental activism against DDT and other toxic pesticides.

By many accounts, glyphosate is now many orders of magnitude more pervasive and toxic than DDT. However, glyphosate’s impacts are typically undetected or ignored by traditional Environmental Protection Agency safety standards.

Almost daily, we see some new peer-reviewed study revealing glyphosate’s adverse impact on another aspect of environmental and human health: decimating honeybees, killing beneficial microbes in our gut biome, disrupting endocrine pathways, setting up preconditions for cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  

Multiple class-action lawsuits have also implicated glyphosate’s link to lymphoma, leading to billions of dollars in plaintiff compensation and penalties. Investigative journalist Carey Gillam has documented the background of these cases in her own two books, plus multiple online articles.

Update June 27   Today’s e-mailed message from Dr. Mercola carries an interview with Dr. Seneff, plus a summary of the main impacts of glyphosate as found in her new book.

Seneff’s book summarizes hard evidence of glyphosate’s pervasive influence in our bodies and environment — with crisp, objective writing.  It’s well worth a midsummer night’s reading. Especially so if you’re in direct contact with glyphosate.