While Glyphosate, the chemical used in commercial grade Roundup, has given us greener golf courses and kept the bugs off of soy crops, it may also be giving users an increased risk of developing cancer. Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the world. Glyphosate is a chemical commonly found in commercial grade herbicides, first produced by Monsanto in 1974. The use of Roundup, and thus Glyphosate, increased significantly when Monsanto began selling genetically modified crops to farmers that resisted Glyphosate.
According to a recent study by French scientists, those who use or handle Glyphosate or commercial grade Roundup on a regular basis or while on the job have a heightened risk of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or NHL. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a form of cancer that attacks the body’s lymphocytes and impairs a body’s ability to fight off disease. Roundup has also been linked to Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, and other cancers.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled Glyphosate as a chemical that is probably carcinogenic, or cancer causing, in humans. It’s important to note that Monsanto disputes that Glyphosate is dangerous. It even has produced its own research on the topic. Alarmingly, however, its research was flagged for falsifying its data. Monsanto is, of course, no stranger to mass tort litigation.
If you or a loved one worked as a farmer, greenhouse worker, farm laborer, professional gardener, landscaper, or lawn crew worker, and have since developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, call the experienced Alabama personal injury attorneys of Martinson & Beason, P.C. today for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other money damages.