Proposed Specific Regulatory Level Chemical Causing Cancer: Glyphosate

Comment by: 
A Concerned Teacher
Received on: 
06/19/2017 - 9:01pm
Comment: 
I believe there is no safe level of glyphosate in our food. We are living in an environment surrounded by toxins. I am a special education teacher and see first hand the declining health and increasing needs of students over the past 10 years. As I have been learning about glyphosate as well as other attacks on our health through food, water, air, and vaccines it deeply saddens me to think of what is in store for our future generation. I work in a small school of just two classrooms per grade. We practice inclusion where students are integrated in the general education classroom. In the 7 years I have worked at my current school I have seen the amount of students with allergies jump greatly. I have witnessed 3 students with seizures/epilepsy, many students on the autism spectrum or learning disabilities, and countless referrals for speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Just in the past few weeks a former student of mine, who was a healthy and happy student, has no control of their legs and is in a wheelchair. Doctors have no idea what has caused this. What is happening to these children?? I have spoken to so many parents lost and confused with how to help their child, what caused their problems, and blaming themselves. We need to use the precautionary principle. We should not allow glyphosate to be be considered acceptable. It should not be another contribution to the decline of the nation's future. I see what students are eating today and there is certainly a link between the unhealthy, processed, toxic "food" and their health. If you declare a level of glyphosate to be safe, please know that students will be getting far more in their diet combined with all they consume. Many parents are not educated in these issues or have the means to avoid glyphosate. I work tirelessly at my job every day trying to do my best for the students and their families. I teach them, I love them, I inspire them. I ask you that you use your job position to teach the public by setting a precedent of keeping us safe, to love and show compassion for so many lives that are negatively affected by this issue, and inspire me to believe we can keep fighting and make progress. Please do the same for others as you would want for your own family members, children, and grandchildren. Thank you.