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Gardeners, farmers, and other agricultural workers exposed to Roundup, the most popular weed killer used across the globe, may face serious health risks due to the alleged carcinogenic nature of the product. Each year more than 250 million pounds of Roundup are used on crops, fields, gardens, and other agricultural areas prone to weeds or damaging pests. As effective as the product may be, the main ingredient, glyphosate, has recently been identified my multiple health organizations as a possible carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent.
Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto and sold as an herbicide for home and professional use. After workers and gardeners regularly exposed to Roundup began reporting illnesses, the World Health Organization investigated and potential risks associated with the product. In 2015, glyphosate was declared a probable carcinogen. In response to this news, Monsanto conducted their own study, which concluded that glyphosate was perfectly safe to use. However, an extensive investigation led the courts to discover the data Monsanto compiled had been falsified.
Health Risks Associated with Glyphosate
Individuals exposed to Roundup on a regular basis, such as through work, face the highest health risk. Roundup has been linked to the development of multiple types of blood cancers, including leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A study conducted by the International Journal of Cancer found that those exposed to glyphosate regularly are twice as likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Those exposed to Roundup through inhalation, physical contact, or consumption of foods sprayed with the herbicide could be affected.
Legal Action Against Monsanto
Our firm is currently taking lawsuits against Monsanto for their negligent behavior regarding the popular weed killer, Roundup. Based on the findings of previous lawsuits, Monsanto has been aware of the health risks associated with Roundup for more than 30 years but has continually failed to notify users or to produce adequate warning labels. Numerous agricultural workers have filed claims against Monsanto for failing to exhibit care while creating the product and neglecting to adequately test it for dangerous side effects.
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If you or a loved one developed a blood cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after exposure to Roundup, you may have a personal injury claim. Our defective product lawyers are passionate about advocating for the rights of the injured, and we want to help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.
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