Investigation on Roundup Weed Killer Allegedly Causing Lymphoma or Leukemia
Farmworkers and home gardeners have filed several lawsuits against Monsanto for allegedly causing cancer in consumers after using their product.
The lawsuits claim that the product, the weed killer Roundup, contains an active ingredient which allegedly increases the risk of lymphoma and leukemia, specifically linking the product to cancer side effects such as:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- T-cell lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Hairy cell lymphoma
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The Lowdown on Roundup
Roundup is a type of chemical herbicide and one of the world’s more popular weed killers that were developed by Monsanto and manufactured and sold by Bayer for both commercial and personal use. It contains an active ingredient called glyphosate, a non-selective herbicide that kills most types of plants and works by preventing plants from creating certain proteins necessary for growth.
Glyphosate is used primarily for purposes of weed control and has been used by landscapers, groundskeepers, commercial crop-growers, farmers, hobby gardeners, and even homeowners.
The lawsuits accuse Monsanto of falsifying scientific research to establish the product as safe for humans. Evidence suggests, however, that the herbicide chemical can damage cellular DNA, and exposure to the active ingredient may lead to cancer.
Evidence shows that Roundup influences mitochondrial function in cells and poses an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as an increased risk of developing some types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers.
Monsanto is also accused of false and deceptive marketing and advertising for claiming that Roundup was completely harmless and non-toxic.
Exposure over the years likely accumulates the effect of glyphosate which may lead to serious side effects such as cancer.
A report was released in March 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which concluded that glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup, is linked to cancer. The studies included:
- U.S. Study—A Roundup study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal concluded that glyphosate, among other pesticides, was “potentially carcinogenic” and was “associated with increased NHL [non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma] incidence.”
- Swedish Study—A Swedish study published in the International Journal of Cancer in October 2008 found that the risk of a non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis doubled after less than 10 years of exposure to glyphosate.
The WHO referred to the key ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
According to a study, the use of glyphosate herbicides, such as Roundup, increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%.
Consumers may qualify to join the lawsuit investigation granted that they meet the following criteria:
- Diagnosis with one of the cancers listed above
- And/or a residential Roundup user with 10+ lifetime uses
- And/or used Roundup as part of your occupation
- And/or used Roundup for agriculture purposes
Editor’s note on Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Class Action Lawsuit Investigation:
This piece is written about the recent Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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