Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2018) 25:27664–27666 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2440-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Reply to the letter to the editor by Swarthout et al. (2018): Comments for Mertens et al. (2018), Glyphosate, a chelating agent—relevant for ecological risk assessment? 1 1 2 2 3 Martha Mertens & Sebastian Höss & Günter Neumann & Joshua Afzal & Wolfram Reichenbecher Received: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published online: 3 June 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 In their letter to the editor, Swarthout and colleagues Because of this we accept the critique that our statement (Swarthout et al. 2018) comment on our publication BGlyphosate is also known as a potent chelator for min- BGlyphosate, a chelating agent—relevant for ecological risk erals, a property that has been observed decades ago assessment?^ (Mertens et al. 2018), and criticize several is- (Toy and Uhing 1964)^ is misleading. We regret this sues that we want to refute with this response item by item: imprecision; however, we don’t accept the general accusation that Mertens et al. (2018)relied onsec- & BGlyphosate was not patented as chelator^: In their letter ondary sources instead of reading the original papers to the editor, Swarthout
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