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Roundup Weed Killer

Those most at risk of developing cancer as a result of Roundup Weed Killer exposure include farm workers, landscapers, nursery workers, and others in occupations that require frequent use of herbicides like Roundup on crops. People who use Roundup for their own home gardens and lawns are also at risk, if they have used the herbicide regularly.

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Roundup is a weed and grass-killer that has been linked to cancer. Lawsuits accuse Monsanto of failing to warn that glyphosate and other toxic chemicals in Roundup might cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

What is Roundup Weed Killer?

Monsanto’s product is one of the most popular weedkillers in the world, because it kills pests with minimal damage to crops and the environment. It is sprayed on entire fields to kill weeds that would prevent crops from thriving. It is also used by landscapers, nursery workers, as well as by homeowners on their home gardens and yards to eliminate common weeds. Because of Monsanto’s advertising campaign, it was widely considered one of the safest herbicides, until new research emerged from the International Agency for Research on Cancer linking it to several types of blood cancer.

The main ingredient in the weed killer, glyphosate, is the product’s most worrisome component. It has been linked to the development of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a deadly blood cancer. The World Health Organization conducted its own investigation following multiple claims that RoundUp was dangerous. In 2015, they declared RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” or cancer-causing agent. In 2008, The International Journal of Cancer did research of their own, and found that people exposed to glyphosate were twice as likely to develop Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in their lifetime.  Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is a blood cancer that attacks the white blood cells or lymphocytes, which typically safeguard the body against infections. The behavior of this cancer varies, and can either be slow to develop, sometimes not showing symptoms for years. However, other cases have cited the cancer as aggressive and quick.  Studies also found RoundUp led to the development of other cancers, like leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Farm workers and those exposed to the chemical on a regular basis were found to be the highest at risk. Anyone exposed to glyphosate either by spraying it, breathing while it is being sprayed near you, mixing the chemical, cleaning up the chemical, or drinking or eating anything exposed to glyphosate, could be at risk.

Common types of cancer linked to Roundup:

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Large Diffuse B-Cell
  • Follicullar Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell
  • Anapalastic T-Cell
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma

Because of Monsanto’s advertising campaign, it was widely considered one of the safest herbicides, until new research emerged from the International Agency for Research on Cancer linking it to several types of blood cancer.

Those most at risk of developing cancer as a result of Roundup Weed Killer exposure include farm workers, landscapers, nursery workers, and others in occupations that require frequent use of herbicides like Roundup on crops. People who use Roundup for their own home gardens and lawns are also at risk, if they have used the herbicide regularly.

The Attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are currently accepting Roundup injury cases in Mississippi. If you or someone you know was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, you should contact us immediately for a free case consultation.

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If you’ve been injured from use of Roundup Weed Killer, call us today for your free consultation to discuss your rights. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are Mississippi Attorneys that are here for you.

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