The North Carolina State Extension Publications has identified the following safe methods of weed and pest control as possible safe Roundup alternatives:
- Preemergence herbicides
- Weeding by hand or using weed-wrenching tools
- Flame or heat weeding
- Diquat (Reward™)
- Glufosinate (Finale™ and others)
- Pelargonic acid (Scythe™)
- Botanical oils
There may be additional products you can use to avoid contact with the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer. If you have already been exposed to Roundup and believe you were harmed, a lawyer in your area may be able to help you determine your options for financial compensation.
Why You Might Want to Avoid Using Roundup
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) designates glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, as a carcinogen.
Further, exposure to glyphosate in Roundup could potentially damage DNA and lead to cancer in humans. If you are an avid gardener or work in farming, agriculture, landscaping, or another career that leads to extensive exposure to Roundup, you may have an increased risk of developing cancer.
University of Washington research cites a 41% increase in the risk of developing a specific form of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to glyphosate exposure. According to the Mayo Clinic, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
If you are routinely exposed to Roundup and believe that exposure led to your cancer or other illness, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Your lawyer can explain the process of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against Roundup’s manufacturer. They may also help you navigate the statute of limitations while building a strong personal injury or wrongful death case.
MedlinePlus Research on Glyphosate
In addition to its recognition as a carcinogen, the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) cites eye, nose, mouth, and throat irritation that can result from spraying, breathing, or ingesting Roundup.
In addition to its other potential harm, glyphosate can also be harmful if ingested. MedlinePlus cites the following warning signs of glyphosate poisoning:
- Vomiting blood
- Kidney failure
- Slow heart rate
If you or someone you love was adversely affected by exposure to Roundup, your lawyer can help you learn more about your potential right to financial recovery.
Possible Financial Compensation from a Roundup Lawsuit
If Roundup led to cancer, nerve damage, or other ailments, its manufacturer might be responsible for your medical care and related expenses. When you seek financial compensation from the manufacturers of Roundup, the recoverable damages you could recoup include:
- Current medical care
- Future medical care
- Current lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
When your personal injury team assigns a value to your compensation claim, they will carefully analyze all the costs associated with your Roundup-related illness. They will aim to ensure you pay nothing out of your own pocket for injuries you suffered through no fault of your own.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve in a Timely Fashion
Your fight for financial compensation is not yours alone. Our team members work hard to provide you with responsive legal care that keeps you informed every step of the way as your claim progresses. We make sure your case file is complete, your right to compensation is clearly established, and your claim is precisely valued.
Called the statute of limitations, you generally have a certain amount of time to file your personal injury claim against the manufacturer of Roundup. On your own, it can be challenging to define the exact date of the Roundup exposure that led to your cancer diagnosis.
Our team can help you determine the date that establishes the statute of limitations for your lawsuit. We will make sure your lawsuit is filed on time and that your right to financial recovery is not at risk.
Hold Roundup’s Manufacturer Responsible for Their Product
There may be safe Roundup alternatives you can use to avoid the potential harm of glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient. However, if you are already suffering from damage caused by exposure to glyphosate, a member of our personal injury team can help you focus on your physical recovery while we take care of every other aspect of your compensation claim. Contact a team member at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today.