In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) ruled that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup and dozens of other popular weed killers – was “probably carcinogenic.” However, many other international health authorities, including the European Chemical Agency and European Food Safety Authority (Efsa), continue to declare glyphosate is safe, and there are scientific studies to back this up.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup weed killer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Monsanto and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
March 14, 2019 – Glyphosate has long been considered by many to be completely safe because it works by inhibiting an enzyme pathway that only exists in green plants, and not in humans or other animals. Since the introduction of Roundup-Ready crops — which Monsanto engineered to be resistant to glyphosate — in the mid 1990s, American farmers have been able to use large quantities of the herbicide to kill weeds selectively.
However, over the past 20 years, numerous studies have also suggested that glyphosate man not be as safe as originally believed. Last month, a collaborative study published in Mutation Research reported that individuals with particularly high exposures to glyphosate (i.e. those who spray it) could have a 41% increased relative risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
There has been much speculation concerning what exactly causes the increased risk for lymphoma, including the notion that glyphosate may mimic the behavior of certain hormones in humans. One study, conducted by researchers in Thailand, found that by taking on the traits of these hormones, even miniscule amounts of glyphosate could increase the rate of breast cancer cell growth in petri dishes.
Numerous research papers have been published stating that glyphosate is harmless, and just as many have entered the literature contending just the opposite. Still other studies have failed to reach any definitive conclusion. Last year, a 20-year analysis of data on nearly 45,000 farmworkers who applied glyphosate herbicides to their crops found no association with lymphoma or overall cancer risk.
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 from Roundup herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.