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EPA Says Roundup Chemical Not Linked to Cancer: Truth or Trump Policy Trend?

May 3, 2019 – Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have gone public denying reports that Roundup weed killer can increase the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma; is the claim science-based or just another example of Trump’s pro-business agenda at work?

EPA’s declaration opposes a growing body of research which suggests that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and a chemical contained in dozens of widely-used herbicide products — increases the risk for lymphoma and other deadly forms of cancer.

“Today’s decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually every one he and the Trump administration make, completely ignores science in favor of polluters like Bayer,” said Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). “This move by EPA should not come as a surprise. Under the control of Trump and Wheeler, the agency is virtually incapable of taking steps to protect people from dangerous chemicals like glyphosate.”

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

EPA’s ruling marks a welcome — albeit temporary — sigh of relief for Bayer, who purchased Monsanto last August for $63 billion, and has recently lost 2 straight Roundup cancer trials in the Northern District of California, where MDL 2741 is being overseen by Judge Vince Chhabria. The company still faces a literal tsunami of litigation totaling nearly 10,000 complaints, all of which contain similar allegations of cancer injuries from Roundup and its other glyphosate-containing weed killers.

In March 2017, Judge Chhabria released records exposing how a corrupt former EPA official bragged to Monsanto that he deserved a medal if he could kill an investigation into the cancer risk with glyphosate. Monsanto was seeking the help of Jess Rowland, former manager of EPA’s pesticide division, to help stop an investigation into the glyphosate cancer risk by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” Rowland told a Monsanto regulatory affairs manager, who recounted the conversation in an email to his colleagues.

Rowland’s statements illustrate how the EPA, who was supposed to be policing Monsanto’s activities, was actually colluding with the agrochemical giant to downplay the Roundup cancer link. He apparently succeeded, as the ATSDR never published a toxicological profile of glyphosate as it was supposed to.

Do I Have a Roundup Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Roundup lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new lymphoma cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer and feel that Monsanto Roundup may be the cause, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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