Monsanto’s Roundup, the most commonly used weed killer in history, has been linked to cancer. Suffering Roundup users are filing lawsuits against Monsanto, alleging they got non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from the weedkiller. But despite major trial losses, the company maintains that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is not a human carcinogen.
Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is the most used weed-killer in the world. It is mostly made with glyphosate, the most-used agricultural chemical ever. Some 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used on crops worldwide each year.
The safety of Roundup is questionable at best. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), says that the chemical is “probably carcinogenic.”
Roundup has been linked to lymphatic cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among agricultural laborers and gardeners. Monsanto faces thousands of lawsuits in federal and state courts over the herbicide. Three cases have gone to trial, with juries returning verdicts of $289 million, $80 million, and $2 billion against Monsanto.
If you or a loved one contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, please contact us for a free, no-obligation legal consultation. You pay nothing unless we recover money for you.
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.
93% of People Might Have Glyphosate in Their Bodies
The increase in glyphosate use makes the chemical almost impossible to avoid, even for those who don’t directly handle Roundup. Traces of glyphosate have been found in oatmeal, honey, wine, and even baby food.
What’s more, even those who try to minimize their exposure by purchasing organic products are still at risk. Runoff from Roundup crops feed glyphosate into neighboring streams and rivers; animals, too, have been discovered to carry traces of glyphosate, making it a difficult chemical to contain.
In a study conducted by the Detox Project, 93 percent of volunteer test participants had traces of glyphosate in their bodies. Even scarier, children reported higher percentages of the chemical on average.
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.