Your family may be in danger because a big corporation, the Monsanto Company, has chosen profits over your safety. Its weed- and grass-killer called Roundup has a herbicide which can cause cancer. But victims can fight back with Roundup cancer lawsuits.
Exposure to the cancer-causing herbicide can happen to many people in many different walks of life. Which people are most threatened by exposure to Roundup’s carcinogenic weed- and grass-killer?
Certainly, agricultural and farm workers may suffer the greatest exposure, both in terms of the amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup in their exposure and in terms of the sustained periods of time in which they are exposed. The longer the exposure and the greater the amount, the higher the risk of getting a Roundup cancer.
Other persons who also could be at risk due to heavy and/or prolonged exposure to Roundup products include:
These people and perhaps others are being threatened because Roundup products’ herbicide is glyphosate, a chemical compound which can kill — and not just insects.
Glyphosate is considered a carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer in human beings. But despite this, glyphosate is the active ingredient of Roundup products sold widely across the United States by the St. Louis, Mo.-based Monsanto Company.
Words of warning have come from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC. It is the cancer-research arm of the World Health Organization, or WHO.
In a July, 2015 report, the IARC described glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans, meaning the herbicide probably can cause cancer to persons exposed to it.
The IARC noted two case-control studies in Sweden and a pair of sizable case-control studies in the United States and Canada of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or NHL. The agency said these studies revealed statistically significant greater risks of NHL associated with exposure to glyphosate.
In other words, Roundup exposure could lead to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
As for what is the definition of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, it is a cancer which begins in cells known as lymphocytes. These are a part of the immune system of human beings.
The American Cancer Society says lymphocytes are located in the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues, such as the spleen as well as bone marrow.
Named after the physician who first cited it, Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or NHL, may include such conditions as:
There are several principal types or kinds of lymphomas, according to the American Cancer Society. These include:
These types of lymphomas can spread and react to treatment in different ways, according to the American Cancer Society. That depends in part on if the lymphoma cancer is advanced when it is first discovered. Upon initial diagnosis, a cancer may be “indolent” (or low-grade) or, worse, “aggressive” (or high-grade).
Additional possible side effects from Roundup products include other cancers which can be caused by active ingredient glyphosate. These cancers may include:
Such cancers pose a threat in part because millions of pounds of Roundup featuring glyphosate are sprayed on crops in the United States each year. Such crops include soybeans, sugar beets and corn.
Indeed, usage of agricultural-grade Roundup has risen ever since Monsanto first introduced Roundup Ready in the 1990s. Indeed, in just one year, 2012, over 280 million pounds of glyphosate were sprayed onto crops in America.
Today, Roundup is the most heavily used herbicide in the world.
Victims of Roundup cancer deserve and need justice. They can seek such justice by contacting a knowledgeable injury attorney or Roundup cancer lawyer provided by the Willis Law Firm.
Our law firm has decades of experience helping injured Americans claim the payments to which they were legally entitled when they were harmed by someone else’s negligence.
In this case, the negligence belongs to Monsanto, which for years has made and sold a defective product whose active ingredient could cause cancer in persons exposed to it.
To explore your chances for a successful Roundup cancer lawsuit, notify our law firm today and receive a free legal review of your case. Your family could be entitled to significant economic compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering due to a Roundup cancer injury.
Contact us today, and let’s get started. You won’t owe us any money up-front, since we’ll only be paid if we win your case.