Roundup has been around since the 1970s. it gained popularity when it was discovered that you could spray it on weeds and it would kills weeds and not your crops. Over time, by coincidence Roundup users started developing cancer. The most prominent, non-Hodkin lymphoma, became the most common occurrence. Roundup cancer concerns popped up all over the United States.
Currently, there are lawsuits originating from all over the United States. Plaintiffs claim that their long-term exposure to Roundup caused them to develop cancer.
How is Roundup Linked to Cancer?
Roundup's link to cancer comes from its key ingredient, glysophate, which has been under scrutiny for the past few years. A branch of the World Health Organization called the International Agency for Research on Cancer, blew the doors wide open for lawsuits when it stated that glysophate could probably cause cancer.
Further Roundup Cancer Concerns
Concerns have deepened after studies found traces of glysophate in food. As with anything, these trace amounts can build up over time. Scientists propose that extended exposure to glysophates through our food or other products we come in contact with can lead to cancer development.
Other countries are concerned with Roundup and its link to cancer as well. Many countries have banned its use. Also, many school districts and other entities have banned or restricted their use. Large corporations, such as Costco, even stopped selling it.
How Did Roundup's Use become so widespread?
One of the main reasons Roundup has become such a huge success is due to farmers. They could use it to kill weeds and grow better crops. They could have better harvests. Also, with genetically modified crops, also called GMOs, they wouldn't be affected by Roundup. Farmers could spray Roundup Weedkiller all they wanted and not have to worry about it killing their crops, too.
Farmers benefitted in several ways:
- They could have a stronger harvest.
- Farmers could cut costs of weed control.
- The planting and replanting process became refined.
- Farmers could turn crops around quicker and get more out of each season.
- Overall, farmers made more money.
Roundup cancer lawsuits
Lawsuits continue to mount against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. This has led Bayer to be pressured to settle and move on. Bayer and Monsanto have been fighting these lawsuits, with specific information in their corner to help them. In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency, also called the EPA came to the conclusion that glysophate-based Roundup was “not likely to cause cancer. However, people in the farming and gardening industry who have long-term exposure to it tend to have a higher likelihood of developing cancer.
Have you developed Cancer after Using Roundup?
If you've had long-term exposure to Roundup, and have developed cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma, we may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We may be able to help you recover damages from developing cancer. Those expenses can be:
- Medical expenses, such as tests.
- Cancer treatments.
- Lost wages from the inability to work.
- Recovery time.
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