WHAT IS WRONG WITH ROUNDUP WEEDKILLER?
Roundup is the most widely used weed killer in the world. This Monsanto product is a very popular herbicide among homeowners, landscapers, farmers, gardeners, and groundskeepers. Its active ingredient, glyphosate, inhibits the presence of EPSP synthase, an enzyme that most (non-GMO) plants need in order to grow. Without EPSP, the targeted plants cannot produce other proteins they need in order to live. As a result, they die within a few days or weeks. Nearly all plants need EPSP synthase to survive and will die without it.
The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which is a probable carcinogen. A 2015 study published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) showed a link to the formation of cancer such as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
ROUNDUP & NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of our immune system. It removes infections and other toxins from the blood. In NHL, tumors begin to develop in a type of white blood cells known as lymphocytes. Generally, these lymphocytes will die and then replaced with new ones. But for individuals suffering from NHL, these white blood cells do not die but instead continue to divide. This overabundance of white blood cells can have serious health consequences.
While non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer cells begin to form in your lymph nodes, they can also spread to other areas of the lymphatic system. For example, they could spread to lymphatic vessels, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, adenoids, or tonsils.
Recently, studies have shown that consumers and workers across the United States are at great risk of developing NHL. Due to exposure to glyphosate, a human carcinogen used in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer products. The companies responsible for manufacturing this product have repeatedly put consumers in harm’s way.
Treatment for NHL cancer will cost an individual and their family over $100,000 annually on average. This physical and financial toll can have a devastating impact on the lives of people and their families. This would never have happened if companies like Monsanto had prioritized the consumer’s health and safety over making a profit for their shareholders.
An experienced Roundup cancer attorney will have the skill and experience to hold these companies accountable for their actions. In addition to this, they help patients, and their families get the justice they deserve.
Learn More About Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
To gain more understanding of how Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma affects the body. Click on the link below. It will also educate you on what you can do to treat this disease. For further information on any of the following topics, feel free to contact our team at any point:
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HOW OUR ROUNDUP EXPOSURE ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
All across the nation, hard-working Americans are developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 77,240 people in the United States, including adults and children, will be diagnosed with NHL in 2020. About 19,940 people will die from this cancer.
The unfortunate reality is that many Americans have developed NHL because of another party’s negligence. Certain corporations like Monsanto exposed many people – including their workers – to toxic chemicals like Roundup.
Massive corporations who routinely put profit above consumers’ health and safety need to be held accountable for their egregious actions. Our Roundup cancer lawyers will help you fight back against the liable parties that have harmed you. You do NOT have to suffer alone. We will be your voice.
Depend on our trustworthy and compassionate non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma lawyers to deliver the results you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is exposure to RoundUp dangerous?
Cancer researchers have shown that exposure to Roundup can increase your risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.
What are the side effects of exposure to Roundup?
The most serious side effect linked to exposure to glyphosate in Roundup is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In potential litigation cases against Monsanto, this has become the focus.
Who is most affected by exposure to glyphosate in Roundup?
U.S. consumers use nearly a billion pounds of glyphosate in field and lawn applications each year. Landscapers, groundskeepers, and other lawn care professionals who receive indirect exposure are at the highest risk for exposure to glyphosate.
How long have officials known glyphosate to be carcinogenic?
Court records have revealed corporate memos proving that Monsanto executives knew about Roundup’s carcinogenic toxicity. They hid this information for decades behind closed doors and did not warn the public.
What are the signs and symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
While the symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma will vary from person to person, some of the most common signs include:
- Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or underarm
- Red patches on the skin
- Abdominal pain
- Coughing or shortness of breath
- Cognitive issues (i.e., confusion, personality changes, concentration problems)
- Heavy night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
- Severe itchiness
What are the risk factors for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Research has found several factors that can affect a person’s chance of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Below are just a few examples.
Age– Getting older is a strong risk factor for lymphoma overall. Most cases occur in people 60s or older. But other types of lymphoma are more common in younger people.
Gender – Overall, the risk of NHL is higher in men than in women.
Race, Ethnicity, and Geography– In the United States, whites are more likely than African Americans and Asian Americans to develop NHL.
Exposure to certain chemicals and drugs – Some studies have suggested that chemicals such as glyphosate and certain and insecticides may be linked to an increased risk of NHL.
To learn more about other risk factors, click on the link.
Where is RoundUp used?
The crops below are routinely sprayed with Roundup during the growing season:
- Sugar Beets
What damages can I recover in a lawsuit?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our dedicated and experienced team of non-Hodgkin lymphoma attorneys will fight for you. We will help you seek the following forms of compensation:
Economic Damages: This can include compensation for medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity, out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury, and more.
Non-Economic Damages: This refers to any physical, mental, or emotional damages suffered by you that the responsible party caused. This can include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, psychological damages, and more.