In France have been discovered the traces of the herbicide glyphosate in baby diapers. In investigations of diapers a number of chemical substances have been found that would have exceeded safety limits, the French Agency for food safety and environmental safety ANSES on Wednesday. Among the questionable substances, fragrance substances such as Lilial and Lyral, certain aromatic hydrocarbons, and dioxins and furans among others. Among the identified Substances include pesticides such as glyphosate, in the case of these not Exceeding the limits had been detected. ANSES recommended to remove the baby diapers contained chemicals, or to reduce as far as possible.
The French government has called on manufacturers and retailers to take appropriate measures within the next 15 days. According to ANSES, it was the first-ever study of the health risks of baby diapers by a health and safety Agency. While some of the chemicals, such as fragrance substances intentionally added, were other may be for example through contaminated raw materials in the diapers. The Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) in the absence of data from Germany, the diapers on a high load of baby with unwanted and potentially hazardous substances signs, as a spokesman said. Also the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety no relevant findings.
glyphosate is one of the world’s most widely-used weed killers and was developed by the Monsanto group, the Bayer last summer for around 63 billion dollars had taken over. The weed killer also manufactured by other companies, this is expired, the Patent for years. Traces of glyphosate have been found in beer, however, in safe quantities, such as the BfR had found. In America Bayer with more than 9300 plaintiffs see, because of the alleged carcinogenic effect of glyphosate faced.