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Roundup – Risk of Cancer

Roundup is a herbicide that has a role in almost everything we eat. It is so widely used that is now one of the most commonly used agricultural chemical in the world. Unfortunately, this has some severe repercussions for people who are exposed to high levels of Roundup regularly.

There is a lot of science that draws a causal relation a link between the popular weed killer and cancer. Those who claim to have suffered from unexpected side effects after being exposed to Roundup are pursuing lawsuits against Monsanto.

How Roundup Works

Roundup kills both weeds and regular crops.  Therefore, Roundup should normally be applied directly on its intended target.  However, Monsanto also produces genetically engineered crops that are immune to Glyphosate (the primary active ingredient in Roundup) known as Roundup Ready seeds.  This allows for greater amounts of Roundup to be sprayed on a more indiscriminate basis because it can be applied to the crops as well as the weeds.   

Glyphosate attacks an enzyme called the EPSP synthase. By inhibiting the enzyme, essential growth proteins are no longer produced. This causes the target plant to die within a few days. Since the enzyme is only found in plants, Monsanto suggests Roundup is safe for people and pets. That is not true.  The most common Cancer caused by Roundup is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  As many as 70,000 people are diagnosed with that form of Cancer every year in the United States.  Other types of Cancers that have been potentially linked to Roundup include:

  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Lung
  • Blood

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, this may be related to your Roundup exposure.  Your time to file a claim may be limited.  We recommend that you contact a lawyer immediately regarding your potential Roundup claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm as the result of using a medical device, pharmaceutical drug, or other product, we have the experience to handle your claim. The attorneys at Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, can help you navigate the confusing process and make sure your case gets the attention that it deserves. For more information, or to schedule a free case evaluation with our firm, please call us or contact us online.

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