There is a proven link between Roundup and cancer risk. The link that connects popular Roundup with cancers, like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), is glyphosate, the synthetic ingredient that makes weed killers do their job. Monsanto gave this chemical the trade name of Roundup when it established the herbicide as a part of its product line in 1974.
Cancers and Illnesses Connected to Roundup and Glyphosate
The most studied and frequently Roundup-associated cancer is NHL. However, glyphosate has also been linked to several other health risks, including:
- Kidney disease
- Reproductive challenges
- Birth defects
- Large B-cell lymphoma
- Multiple myelomas
Research published in Food Chemistry also reveals that the substance can:
- Alter DNA in human cells, including embryonic and placental, as well as the umbilical cord
- Destroy beneficial bacteria in the gut
- Act as an endocrine disruptor
Scientific Studies Confirm the Link Between Roundup and NHL
Roundup manufacturer Monsanto (which has since been purchased by Bayer AG) maintains that Roundup does not cause NHL. This denial flies in the face of numerous scientific research results that confirm the opposite to be true. The floodgates of proof opened wide starting in 2014 and continuing to the present day, as the following glyphosate news has made headlines:
- The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) officially labeled glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” after reviewing evidence from animal research. The group also published its opinion that glyphosate is genotoxic, which means the substance has the ability to alter genetic information in human cells, which can lead to cancer.
- California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate to its list of carcinogenic chemicals.
- The S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s position that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans” is directly challenged by the Environmental Sciences Europe.
- The University of Washington (UW) documented a “compelling link” between NHL and all glyphosate-based weed killers. Researchers who conducted a meta-analysis of glyphosate studies announced they found a 41% greater risk of NHL among agricultural workers whose professions had exposed them to heavy amounts of glyphosate when compared with individuals who had experienced infrequent exposure or no exposure to the chemical substance.
Parties at Risk for NHL and Cancer Caused by Roundup
Given the global popularity of Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, the pool for possible instances of NHL and other cancers reaches far and wide, with deep penetration across various types of work. Most at risk for developing such illnesses from Roundup and glyphosate include people who work as:
- Commercial farmers
- Soil scientists
- Lawn maintenance workers
However, anyone who uses Roundup could be at risk.
A Roundup Cancer Lawyer Can Help Get Compensation for Your Illness
If you developed NHL or another cancer from being exposed to Roundup or another glyphosate-based weed killer, you deserve compensation to cover your medical expenses and other losses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case review and consultation.