Glyphosate Cancer Risks – Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Roundup Weed Killer, manufactured by Monsanto Company, is a pesticide used to kill existing weeds and prevent new ones from growing. Roundup Week Killer is used by homeowners, landscapers, nursery workers, park and recreation workers, golf course workers, sports field workers, farmers, and others to protect their lawns, yards, flowers and crops.
Roundup week killer contains harmful chemicals (including key ingredient glyphosate) that can cause cancer to those exposed to it. In July 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a final health assessment of glyphosate —determining that glyphosate is a Group 2A agent, “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC specifically linked exposure to Roundup® to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), (including its various subtypes such as lymphocytic lymphoma / chronic lymphocytic leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia, and others).
New lawsuits claim that the Monsanto Company failed to warn users of the increased risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, multiple myeloma, soft tissue carcinoma, bone cancer and other types of cancers. Litigation documents show the company marketed the product as safe, created fake data and studies, and attacked legitimate studies exposing Roundup’s dangers. Documents also revealed that there was some disagreement within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its own safety assessment.
In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), issued a report labeling the weed killer glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is responsible for oversight of human heath, has done no testing for pesticide residue in human blood and tissues and has little data regarding exposure from people who use the product in their yards or eat foods from treated fields; yet, states glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenic to people.
In 2017, after pressure from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the public, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, resumed testing regarding how much glyphosate, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, is in the American food supply.
Also, in 2017, California, deciding not to wait for Monsanto, EPA or FDA warnings and new labeling, will become the first to require cancer warning labels on Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides. The warning informs California consumers about exposure to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
The defective products law firm of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys represents individuals who developed or were diagnosed with cancer (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, multiple myeloma, soft tissue carcinoma, and bone cancer) after being exposed to Roundup Week Killer, on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.
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