Can Spraying Roundup Make You Sick? Spraying Roundup weed killer may make you sick, or it may cause skin, eye, nose, or throat irritation.

According to the National Pesticide Information Center, spraying Roundup may make you sick if you breathe in the mist or touch plants that are still wet after being sprayed with Roundup weed killer. Symptoms you might experience if you breathe in the sprayed mist include irritation of your:

  • Eyes
  • Skin
  • Nose 
  • Throat

Prolonged exposure to glyphosate in Roundup may also lead to more serious medical issues. If you or a loved one became ill after spraying Roundup, contact a legal professional right away. They may be able to help you determine your eligibility for financial compensation. 

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Learn More About Roundup’s Potential Health Risks

The dangers to your health when spraying Roundup weed killer come from its primary ingredient, glyphosate. You can be exposed to glyphosate by breathing it in or by contact with plants and vegetation sprayed with it. The U.S. National Library of Medicine identifies glyphosate as a poison and cites the following dangers that can occur from exposure to it and to polyoxyethylene amine (POEA), commonly found in weed killers:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Weakness
  • Kidney failure
  • Slow heart rate

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms of glyphosate exposure. Seek immediate legal counsel if you believe spraying Roundup is responsible for your symptoms and your current medical condition. You could be eligible for financial recovery of your medical bills and other expenses that stem from your glyphosate-related illness.

The Danger of Long-Term Exposure to Roundup

When you spray Roundup, touch plants that are still wet from being sprayed with it or are otherwise exposed to it for long periods of time, you could experience significant risks to your health. According to the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences research, this includes a 41% increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that starts in your lymphatic system and can be diagnosed as one of five types, according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

A cancer diagnosis can lead to costly, extensive, and prolonged medical treatments. It can also mean you cannot work while you undergo treatments. These are financial expenses and losses that should be paid by the defendant. If spraying Roundup led to a cancer diagnosis or any other adverse health concerns, your personal injury lawyer might be able to help you receive financial compensation. 

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You May Be Compensated for Your Medical Treatments

Any illness you incur from spraying Roundup and being exposed to its active ingredient, glyphosate, can cost both time and money. The economic and non-economic damages you may be able to recover include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress

If you and your lawyer can prove Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, is responsible for injuries that stem from spraying its product, you can pursue them for financial recovery. A lawyer in your area may be able to help you identify the role of glyphosate in your current medical condition, define your right to compensation, and determine the steps to take to pursue a monetary award. 

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File Your Compensation Claim Immediately

Your state limits the amount of time you have to sue a defendant for financial compensation. If you file a lawsuit for personal injury, you generally must do so within a certain amount of time after you are injured or the time you become aware of your injuries, according to your state laws. If you do not file within your state’s time limit, you might not be able to file at all.

Some circumstances may toll – or pause – the timeline in your favor. Your lawyer will carefully examine the timeline of the discovery of your injuries to make sure time works in your favor. 

We Fight Hard for Your Financial Recovery

If your health was compromised by spraying Roundup weed killer, you might have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery. Explore your potential for financial compensation with a member of our responsive legal team and find out how hard we work to get financial compensation for our clients. 

If you believe spraying Roundup made you sick or damaged the health of someone you love, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today. Our team will work hard to file your claim on time and to prove you have a legal right to full financial compensation.