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Monsanto’s Roundup is one of the most popular weed killers sold in the United States. More than 250 million pounds of the herbicide are sprayed on sidewalks, driveways, lawns, golf courses, and commercial nurseries every year. Our Roundup lawyers can help you file a lawsuit to get the settlement you and/or your loved ones deserve.
Unfortunately, Roundup contains a carcinogen that has been linked to several types of cancer. Though the company maintains the potent weed killer is not dangerous, studies conducted decades ago linked the main ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed certain types of cancer after using Roundup weed killer, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Call us today to learn more about Roundup cancer and your rights under the law.
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Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Roundup by Monsanto is one of the most widely used broad-spectrum weed killers used in the United States today. Unfortunately, exposure to the active ingredient glyphosate has been linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer in humans. The most common forms of cancer that could be caused by Roundup exposure include non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, bone cancer, myeloma, and soft tissue carcinoma.
Farmers, landscape maintenance crews, agricultural workers, and even homeowners are filing complaints against Monsanto claiming the toxic chemicals in Roundup can cause cancer like melanoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, and colon cancer.
Research has shown that glyphosate directly affects DNA and inhibits cytochrome P450 enzymes, damaging the cellular structure of the body. To make matters worse, you don’t have to use the product to be exposed to the toxic chemical as it has been found in food, tap water, breast milk, and rivers.
The active ingredient in the broad spectrum weed killer Roundup is glyphosate, a chemical that inhibits how the plant enzyme EPSP synthase produces the proteins nearly all vegetation needs to grow. When the EPSP enzyme fails to act as it should, the plant slowly withers and dies.
Use of the weed killer has skyrocketed over the past few years with the use of Roundup Ready crops, which now account for most corn and soybean crops grown in the U.S. Roundup Ready crops are genetically modified to be resistant to the inhibiting properties of the chemical glyphosate, so growers can spray the weed killer without it affecting the growth of the crop.
Unfortunately, the same chemical that has helped farmers across the country increase their yields has been determined to be a “probable” human carcinogenic by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In fact, Roundup has been associated with an increased risk for the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers and conditions.
If you have developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup weed killer, or if you lost a loved one who used Roundup, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Call our law firm now for a free case review.
Roundup Side Effects
Exposure to Roundup weed killer has been associated with severe and potentially fatal side effects including birth defects. Researchers have found that Roundup the signaling pathway of retinoic acid (Vitamin A) during the development of the fetus. One study determined that children born to mothers who resided within one kilometer of crops sprayed with Roundup were more than two-times as likely to have a child with birth defects, including heart defects, autism, growth hormone deficiency, neural tube defects, micropenis, and anencephaly.
Aside from birth defects, researchers have found that people who have some illnesses also tend to have increased levels of glyphosate in their bodies. Some of these illnesses include certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, kidney disease, liver disease, skin disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, respiratory illnesses, stillbirth, miscarriage, and spontaneous abortion.
If you were exposed to Roundup and have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer, you may be able to seek legal recourse and compensation for your injuries. Call us now for a free consultation to learn more.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been found in rivers and streams, rainwater, tap water, and in some of the most popular foods in the country. In fact, tests conducted by an FDA registered laboratory in San Francisco found glyphosate residue in foods like Cheerio’s, Doritos, Oreos, and Ritz Crackers. Researchers noted that evidence is showing the chemical can cause harm to the human body even in ultra-low exposure. U.S. regulations allow for an acceptable daily intake limit of glyphosate at 1.75 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, though new evidence suggests harm occurs at levels as low as 0.1 parts per billion. According to the news, glyphosate residue found in the popular cereal Cheerios reached as high as 1,125.3 ppb.
Unfortunately, glyphosate residue can’t be washed off our foods, and the chemical remains in food even after it has been frozen, baked, or cooked. The chemical residue has even been found in urine and breast milk and even tampons. Experts are calling on the FDA to decrease the acceptable levels of this chemical to ultra-low levels in the hopes of reducing consumer exposure.
If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancer that has been associated with Roundup exposure, contact us today for a free case evaluation and to learn if compensation might be available to you.
Roundup Lawsuit Cases
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed across the country against Roundup maker Monsanto and centralized in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabra. These suits allege Monsanto knew or should have known that Roundup’s active ingredient was associated with an increased risk of serious side effects including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers. These claims argue that Monsanto had a duty to warn consumers of these risks of handling and being exposed to glyphosate, but chose profits over people and did not warn of the cancer risk dangers.
Some of the cancer lawsuit cases involved in the MDL include a field worker who developed bone cancer after being exposed to Roundup, a macadamia nut farmer who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup on his crop and property; a woman who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup weekly around her property; and a man who used Roundup for two years to control garden weeds and developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In August 2018, a jury returned their verdict and ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a groundskeeper at a school who developed terminal cancer from glyphosate. During the trial, the jury deliberated less than three days before the groundskeeper’s cancer was caused at least in part by occupational exposure to glyphosate.
Monsanto also agreed to pay $21.5 million to resolve class action litigation involving claims that Roundup Concentrate products were marketed as producing more spray than the products could actually make. Plaintiffs in these cases want reimbursed for their expenses.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one were exposed to Roundup and developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancer that has been associated with glyphosate exposure, contact one of the product liability attorneys at our firm today. We have been fighting for the rights of plaintiffs injured by dangerous products for decades and we will fight for you.