Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
Roundup is a weed killer that has been on the market for over 40 years. It has been used for large-scale agriculture and by homeowners across the country to maintain their gardens and get rid of weeds. However, in recent years, the harm this popular weed killer has on users has become more and more apparent.
Roundup contains the herbicide Glyphosate. Lawsuits have alleged, and juries have repeatedly found, that Monsanto, the company behind Roundup, was aware of the dangers of Glyphosate—yet failed to warn consumers. There is also evidence that several scientific papers claiming Roundup was safe were, in fact, ghostwritten by Monsanto. Unfortunately, because the company insists on the safety of Roundup despite conflicting evidence, many people are still not taking proper safety precautions when using this chemical.
Users may expose themselves to Roundup and its dangers via inhalation or from skin contact. Therefore, it is important to be fully covered and wear a face mask if the handling of these chemicals is required.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published the results of a year-long investigation into the link between several different insecticides and herbicides, including Glyphosate and cancer. The group concluded that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
This weed killer has been on the market for over 40 years and has been used by farmers, as well as millions of homeowners. Due to its widespread use, many individuals are developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of the carcinogen in the product. In extensive research done by the International Agency on Cancer Research, a subsidiary of WHO, it was found that prolonged exposure to Roundup is not a necessity to cause cancer. Instead, it was found that those with as little as eight hours of cumulative exposure were at risk of developing cancer.