Lawsuits claim Roundup weed killer causes cancer
Lawsuits Allege: Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer
Hundreds of lawsuits allege that Roundup, a popular weed killer used on everything from crops to home gardens, has caused cancer in those exposed to it. They also claim that the makers of Roundup knew about the cancer risk, and failed to warn consumers.
Specifically, plaintiffs claim that exposure to Roundup increases the risk of:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) including B-cell and T-cell lymphoma
The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is the most widely used herbicide in the world.
Monsanto Misstates Research Findings
The lawsuits also allege that chemical giant Monsanto deceived consumers about the safety of their product. Though it is marketed as safe enough to use around pets and humans, studies have found that Roundup potentially very harmful to humans. Court documents of Monsanto records and correspondence suggest that Monsanto worked with federal regulators at the EPA to manipulate the research and findings regarding the safety of glyphosate. Email records suggest that the company went so far as to “ghostwrite” academic studies about the safety of their product, which were then given to scholars to edit and sign.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that “glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.” The European Union is considering a total ban on the herbicide.
Who is affected?
People who have had high exposure to Roundup face an increased risk. Farmers, gardeners, landscapers, and those working in related occupations are more likely to have had long-term direct contact with large volumes of glyphosate.
When big companies put profits ahead of human lives, they must be held accountable. If you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, contact Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation.
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