As Roundup glyphosate leukemia lawsuits continue to grow, more bad news. Glyphosate, the ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide may affect the fetuses of pregnant women. Researchers investigating the effects of exposure to the weed killer said they found that the presence of glyphosate in pregnant women correlated with unfavorable outcomes.
In fact, study authors found that women with higher levels of the chemical in the system experienced pregnancies that were significantly shorter than normal and gave birth to babies with lower weights. Babies who are born with low birth rates have a higher chance of developing serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
What is Glyphosate
Glyphosate is found in RoundUp and other herbicide products and is used in farming operations, commercial landscaping, and by residential consumers. Research has associated the chemical with certain types of cancer and other serious conditions.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto on behalf of people who say they or their loved ones developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma due to exposure to the chemical. Monsanto denies the allegations saying the chemical is safe. The chemical is used on food crops and those grown for livestock.
Study authors say that though the study was small, and the research is in its early stages, they hope to start a larger study later in the year. For this study, researchers analyzed the urine of 69 pregnant women and found glyphosate in 63 of the participants. The higher the level of the chemical in the urine, the less favorable the outcome.
Were You Diagnosed with Cancer after RoundUp Exposure?
If you or a family member were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after exposure to glyphosate, contact our RoundUp Weed Killer Cancer lawyers today. We have spent decades fighting for the rights of consumers, and we stand ready to fight for you today. Contact us now to learn more about the dangers of glyphosate, your rights as a consumer, and whether you are eligible to seek significant financial compensation for your injuries.