As part of 2019 effort to conduct more lab science in the public interest, we are announcing glyphosate testing for water filters. The experiment, carried out at CWC Labs, will pour diluted glyphosate (2ppm glyphosate in water) through popular water filters, then test the resulting “filtered” water to see how much glyphosate is removed.
The water filters being tested include:
I’ve posted the full video announcing this experiment at this Brighteon video link. (Or see the full video below.) Full results of the experiment will be posted exclusively at Glyphosate.news in the coming days. Natural News will link to the Glyphosate.news results and announce them in the Natural News email newsletter.
Why we use a triple-quad mass spec instrument to test for glyphosate
The instrument we use to measure glyphosate concentrations is a triple quad mass spec (LC-MS-MS), capable of detecting glyphosate well below 1 ppb. This instrument is shown in the video below.
As I explain in the video, I doubt whether any of these popular water filters will show much effectiveness at removing glyphosate. Many water filters claim to remove “99% of pesticides” and other chemicals, and while that may be true with specific, individual pesticides, it seems incredibly unlikely that any filter would remove anywhere close to 99% of glyphosate.
Here’s why: Glyphosate is water soluble and does not easily interact with the chemistry of water filter media. Where lead and mercury, for example, are easily captured by activated carbon, glyphosate moves right through activated carbon. In addition, glyphosate is highly polar, meaning the glyphosate molecule has strongly opposite charges on the two ends of its molecule. As explained in this Perkin Elmer document quoted below, most labs have traditionally used something called “post-column derivatization” in their methods to detect glyphosate, involving the use of extremely toxic chemicals:
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Glyphosate is a very polar compound with high solubility in water and low solubility in most organic solvents. These properties mean that these compounds do not retain well on conventional C18 LC columns and non-polar GC columns. Therefore, the derivatization with fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl chloride (FMOC-Cl) is a common procedure to improve extraction and separation of glyphosate and other related compounds with LC and GC based methods. These methods based on derivatization are labor-intensive, time consuming and less reproducible.
At CWC Labs, we have fine-tuned a method requiring no derivatization, meaning we can inject glyphosate in water directly into the mass spec system. It took me over two years to nail down a mass spec method that accurately and consistently quantitates glyphosate concentrations in water and food samples without using derivatization. Interestingly, most of the lab science papers written about glyphosate describe methods that do not work or lack important details to make them work. Glyphosate quantitation is extremely pH sensitive and requires custom-made chromatography columns that cannot be purchased off-the-shelf. Many science papers claim that off-the-shelf columns work, but in practice they actually don’t. (Trust me, I’ve followed all the papers and tried all the columns. They produce horrific chromatography that’s practically unusable…)
This helps explain why glyphosate testing is so new to the food industry. Until now, almost nobody has been able to pull it off. I am only aware of two other labs in North America that are currently testing glyphosate using mass spec methods, and since I haven’t seen what method they’re using, I can’t speak to the reproducibility and accuracy of their methods.
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Here’s the video describing this testing. It features some really cool footage of the triple quad mass spec instrument we use for glyphosate testing:
Mirrored on YouTube, until YouTube bans it because YouTube is the enemy of real science:
The results we find will be released to the public for free. To help support our ongoing science experiments carried out in the public interest, shop at HealthRangerStore.com where we are rolling out glyphosate testing for all our branded products. Look for the “Glyphosate Tested” logo on products sold at the Health Ranger Store to know which ones have undergone comprehensive glyphosate testing. Here are some of the certifications we carry at the Health Ranger Store:
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VANCOUVER — Two new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the Vancouver area for a total of 10 illnesses as health officials say they’re concerned they can’t find the source of one of the infections.
Vancouver Coastal medical health officer Dr. Althea Hayden says nine of the cases are clearly associated with schools that were at the centre of the original outbreak this month, but they don’t know where the other person contracted the disease.
The health authority has also released a list of locations where one of the infected people travelled over three days from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, including restaurants, on a Canada Line commuter train and Langara College.
Hayden says the health authority is doing its best to find the source of measles in the 10th person in an effort to prevent more people from being exposed.
Measles at first presents with flu-like symptoms, coughing, a runny nose and red eyes, but then a fever develops, followed by the distinctive rash.
Hayden says the response to a call for people to get vaccinated has been fantastic and the health authority has seen a large number of first-time vaccinations.
“It’s the best thing that people can do to protect themselves, it’s the best thing we all can do to protect our community.”
OTTAWA — Students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely to go to college or university than those with no long-term health conditions, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
The gap suggests teachers need better training in how to work with students whose behaviour can come off as disruptive and who might seem uninterested in their studies, advocates say.
“They are going to have one to three kids with ADHD in every class they teach for the rest of their career, and this is just regular classrooms, yet we’re not training them,” said Heidi Bernhardt, the executive director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness.
Researchers found that young people with neither a mental-health nor a neurodevelopmental disorder, 77 per cent had enrolled in a post-secondary program.
Only 48 per cent of Canadians between 18 and 22 years old who had a diagnosed mental-health condition had enrolled in a post-secondary institution. That includes students diagnosed with emotional, psychological or nervous conditions, but nearly three-quarters of this group were diagnosed with ADHD, which is considered a mental illness.
The researchers found 60 per cent of youth diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders enrolled, including people with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities.
Among young adults with both a mental-health and a neurodevelopmental condition, 36 per cent had enrolled in higher education.
The report used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, as well as some data from income-tax returns.
Educators may misinterpret the symptoms of ADHD as bad behaviour, leaving students discouraged about learning and more prone to dropping out of high school, said Bernhardt. She said students with ADHD and no additional learning disabilities score eight to 10 per cent lower in math and reading.
Andrew King, director of communications at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, said there is no data on the number of teachers across the country who are trained in supporting students with special needs.
Bernhardt also said supports for students with ADHD are inconsistent across provinces.
Ontario has a system for identifying “exceptionalities” for students that divides disorders into five different categories, including autism and intellectual disabilities. ADHD isn’t on that list.
Dr. Philippe Robaey, head of the ADHD team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said learning organizational skills is the biggest challenge facing students with the disorder, which can be difficult when they struggle with staying focused on one task.
“When I see kids with ADHD, what they often will say is that ‘I’m stupid.’ Of course they are not, this is the perception they may just develop about themselves, but they are not able to do things so they can develop very poor self-esteem and not believe in what they can do.”
Robaey said setting students with ADHD up for success starts with individualized learning plans and access to specialized classrooms and teachers who are equipped to encourage youth with special needs.
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