Roundup Cancer Link
Roundup, a popular weed killer, has been designated as a possible human carcinogen according to the United Nation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In a 2015 report, the IARC found that glyphosate, a main ingredient found in Roundup, may be linked to cancers like non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Farmers and landscapers who use Roundup may be at risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other forms of cancer. Zimmerman Reed is helping individuals and families who developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from exposure to Roundup – fill out our free case review for or call us at 1.800.887.8029.
What is Roundup?
Roundup, an herbicide, is manufactured by agrochemical powerhouse Monsanto, and is one of the most widely used lawn and garden weed killer on the U.S. market. The primary ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate which was first introduced by Monsanto in 1974. Glyphosate was used in combatting weeds by blocking proteins essential for plant growth which was advantageous for genetically engineered seeds that could tolerate the harsh chemical. A number of people who care for farms are developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being exposed.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
Farmers, landscapers and other individuals who use Roundup in mass quantities during their jobs have emerged to hold Monsanto accountable. It’s alleged that their use of Roundup or similar herbicides containing glyphosate has caused non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that attacks disease-fighting cells. You can be exposed to glyphosate through ingestion, skin and/or inhalation.
The NY Times reported that in the United States in 2015, 220 million pounds of glyphosate were used and the number keeps rising. The World Health Organization, in conjunction with IARC, has found convincing evidence that glyphosate is causing cancer in lab animals that were given food sprayed with glyphosate solutions, like Roundup.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or NHL, is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps fight infection and disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, the lymphoma tumors develop from a type of white blood cell known as lymphocytes.
Symptoms may include:
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin
- Stomach pain or swelling
- Chest pain, persistent coughing or trouble breathing
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
How we can help
If you have been exposed to Roundup and subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, we want to hear your story. If you would like more information, or would just like to talk to our team, please fill out our free case evaluation or call us at 1.800.887.8029. Zimmerman Reed has more than 30 years of experience in holding companies accountable and we want to help you.