Roundup Cancer Study
Thanks to more than one Roundup cancer study, Americans are being warned that the widely used herbicide may be causing cancer and other illnesses among many Americans. Such injuries may merit a Roundup cancer lawsuit, which our law firm can provide for you and your family.
Roundup Cancer Link
One study which found a Roundup cancer link was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization. The IARC found that the chief ingredient in the Roundup line of pesticides made by the Monsanto Company, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
That means Roundup probably can cause cancer. But despite mounting evidence, Monsanto denies this. Published in The Lancet Oncology, the IARC’s research assessed many studies made of glyphosate over the course of many years. The harmful chemical is in the most widely used herbicide in the world, sprayed over millions of acres of crops in America and elsewhere.
Though initially declared safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, glyphosate increasingly has become suspect when it comes to cancer causes. And it’s not from Monsanto alone. The chemical also is a chief ingredient in Enlist Duo, a new product introduced recently by Dow Chemical. Along with glyphosate, Enlist Duo also features the herbicide 2, 4-D, also known as 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. It’s being marketed as an alternative means for farmers to fight weeds that are resistant to herbicides.
However, some experts in the agricultural community avow that farmers should consider other means to fight weeds, such as mechanical removal, heightened crop rotation and covering crops. Instead, farmers are using more and more herbicides as weeds become more resistant to them.
Roundup Study Shows More Cancer Links
Another Roundup cancer study indicated that the Monsanto herbicide’s main ingredient, glyphosate, could be associated with a variety of diseases and other health problems, including cancers, infertility and Parkinson’s disease. This peer-reviewed report, published in scientific journal Entropy, revealed alarmingly that evidence shows glyphosate residues have been found in food.
This is a serious matter, since it’s believed that even tiny amounts of glyphosate could be harmful if not severely dangerous. It’s widely held that food-borne toxins and chemical residues could disrupt normal bodily functions and cause diseases.
The report was written by Stephanie Seneff, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little Inc. and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Their study found that a “negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body." The EPA, which received the glyphosate study, is re-evaluating the chemical which it previously had approved.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Links Roundup
Another glyphosate study involved a link between the herbicide and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a type of cancer. That study was made by Swedish oncologists Dr. Mikael Eriksson and Dr. Lennart Hardell. Their study, published in the Journal of the American Cancer Society, showed clear connections between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Glyphosate, the study reported, yielded “increased risks for NHL.”
Where Is Roundup Used?
Besides millions of acres of crops, where is Roundup used? Roundup also is sprayed routinely on golf courses, gardens and lawns. As for the kinds of crops sprayed with Roundup, they include “biotech crops” that Monsanto genetically engineered to withstand the spray of Roundup’s weed-killing ingredients. The idea is to kill weeds without harming crops. Such biotech crops using seeds from Monsanto include sugar beets, soybeans, canola and corn.
Clearly, such vast use of a potentially dangerous product may be threatening many Americans with cancer or other health problems. If someone in your family has suffered from exposure to glyphosate, contact the Willis Law Firm for a free review of your case. You may need a Roundup cancer lawsuit to claim payments for your losses. Contact us today for your free and no-obligation case review, and let’s get started.
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If you have been exposed to the herbicide Roundup and later have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), Multiple myeloma, Hairy-cell leukemia, B-cell lymphoma or Lymphocytic lymphoma, then you need to consult with an attorney to discuss a potential Roundup Cancer Lawsuit. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with 35+ years of experience.
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