Glyphosate is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used on many food and non-food crops as well as non-crop areas such as roadsides. When applied at lower rates, it serves as a plant growth regulator. The most common uses include control of broadleaf weeds and grasses in: hay/pasture, soybeans, field corn; ornamentals, lawns, turf, forest plantings, greenhouses, rights-of-way. The major source of glyphosate in drinking water is runoff from herbicide use.
Some people who drink water containing glyphosate well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their kidneys or reproductive difficulties.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Glyphosate levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Glyphosate levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level.
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Glyphosate in Drinking Water
- Ohio Department of Health - Private Water Systems Program - Water Quality - Organic Contaminants