Roundup, a weed-killing product created by the company Monsanto, contains harmful chemicals that have been linked to lymphatic cancer. If you have been exposed to Roundup and have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the past decade, you may be able to participate in a Morgan & Morgan lawsuit to receive compensation for your suffering. Contact us today.
What is Roundup Weed Killer?
Roundup is one of the most popular weed killers in the world. It’s known for its effectiveness with minimal damage to surrounding plants and the environment. Roundup is used industrially among farmers, landscapers, and nursery workers, as well by nonprofessionals such as home gardeners. Monsanto claims that the product is one of the safest herbicides on the market, but new research has emerged from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) linking it to several types of blood cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Troubling Chemical in Roundup
The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, the most heavily used agricultural chemical in the history of the world. It is sprayed on nearly every acre of corn, cotton, and soybeans grown in the United States. Many people have also used Roundup on their lawn or garden. The IARC in 2015 announced that the chemical is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” It based its conclusion on tests that showed glyphosate causes DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, which can lead to cancer.
Complaints About the Weed Killer
Several farmers, landscapers, and home users who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma have come forward with their suspicions that the cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma results in the body producing too many abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Signs and Symptoms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Common symptoms of this form of cancer include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Swollen belly
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath or cough
- Weight loss
- Night sweats or chills
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
- Difficulty with movement
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after exposure to Roundup, visit your doctor immediately.
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