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The world’s most widely-used herbicide has been getting a lot of attention lately. The World Health Organization has designated Monsanto Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer as a probable carcinogen to humans. Farmers across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer due to exposure to Roundup or glyphosate herbicide are filing lawsuits against Roundup.
The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer declared in March that glyphosate probably raises the risk of cancer in exposed persons. Its studies found that glyphosate had been detected in farmers and farmworkers’ urine and blood; that it caused increased risks of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chromosomal damage in cells; and the formation of tumors in some animal studies. The study also links the product to:
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
At least 25 lawsuits have been filed in federal court alleging that Roundup, more likely than not, caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a potentially deadly blood cancer. Monsanto has denied claims that Roundup causes cancer, telling farmers and farmworkers that Roundup is safe.
The EPA is reviewing its approved uses of glyphosate and expects to release a preliminary assessment of the human health risk later this year. This is expected to include new restrictions imposed on Roundup and its use.
Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuit
Several lawsuits have been filed regarding Monsanto's line of Roundup Weed Killer products. Herbicides that include glyphosate have been linked to many forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. If you or a loved one used or were exposed to Roundup herbicides and then suffered from any type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers at the Kishish firm can help. Contact us for a free case evaluation at our toll-free number 1-888-402-5552 or by using our online contact form.
Ubiquitous herbicide linked to cancer
Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides, having the world's highest production volume. A monograph by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) summarized scientific research that found evidence for glyphosate, a chemical found in Roundup, causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans as well as significant evidence for the chemical causing cancerous tumors in animal subjects. Specifically, the WHO designated glyphosate as belonging to Group 2A, a group designated for substances that are probable causes of cancer in humans. The glyphosate-containing Roundup is likely most commonly used by farmers for agriculture, due to the increased prevalence of Roundup Ready crops like soy, corn, alfalfa, sugar beets, and canola. However, Roundup also finds uses in forestry, urban settings, and at residential homes, putting many populations at risk. Tests have detected glyphosate in the air, in water and in food.
Tests show Roundup glyphosate residue in oatmeal, baby foods
Data presented in 2016 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated the presence of glyphosate in oat products such as cereals and baby foods. Even though oats are not genetically engineered crops like the Roundup Ready line of seeds, Monsanto encourages the use of glyphosate on oats to "facilitate harvest management." While the presence of glyphosate in the food products subject to FDA testing was within allowed tolerances, critics worry that these levels could vary as glyphosate was not tested for by the FDA until recently.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct panel on glyphosate cancer risk
Despite the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing a position paper claiming that glyphosate is "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans at doses relevant for human health risk assessment," that report is not conclusive and does not determine whether glyphosate will be kept on the market. The EPA scheduled an independent panel in October 2016 to have outside scientists review this position before finalizing it. This panel has since been delayed by the EPA as they seek additional epidemiologists to review the data concerning the herbicide's carcinogenicity.
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- EPA Meeting on Glyphosate Delayed, Roundup Lawsuits Continue - October 23, 2016