Glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: No causal relationship

  • Ilija Barukčić Internist, Horandstrasse, DE-26441 Jever, Germany


Objective: Herbicides are used worldwide by both residential and agricultural users. Due to the statistical analysis of some epidemiologic studies the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified the broad-spectrum herbicide Glyphosate (GS) in 2015, as potentially carcinogenic to humans especially with respect to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In this systematic review and re-analysis, the relationship between Glyphosate and NHL was re- investigated.

Methods: A systematic review and re-analysis of studies which investigated the relationship between GS and NHL was conducted. The method of the conditio sine qua non relationship, the method of the conditio per quam relationship, the method of the exclusion relationship and the mathematical formula of the causal relationship k were used to proof the hypothesis. Significance was indicated by a p-value of less than 0.05.

Results: The studies analyzed do not provide any direct and indirect evidence that NHL is caused GS.

Conclusion: In this re-analysis, no causal relationship was apparent between Glyphosate and NHL and its subtypes.

Keywords: Glyphosate, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, no causal relationship

Keywords: Glyphosate, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, no causal relationship


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Ilija Barukčić, Internist, Horandstrasse, DE-26441 Jever, Germany

Internist, Horandstrasse, DE-26441 Jever, Germany


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