Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

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Does Roundup cause cancer? People who use Roundup herbicide may be asking themselves such a question after a Roundup lawsuit claims that there may be an association between the herbicide and cancer. Affected individuals and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and seek compensation with the help of a Roundup lawsuit attorney.

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What is Roundup Herbicide?

In 1970, chemists from agricultural corporation Monsanto developed glyphosate as a potential water-softening agent. When it was discovered that the chemical could be used as an herbicide, Monsanto began developing glyphosate to kill weeds. The company first brought glyphosate to market in 1974, calling the product Roundup.

Roundup kills unwanted weeds and plants that are often in competition with other crops, such as corn, cotton and soybeans. In 1996, Monsanto developed “Roundup Ready” soybeans (crops resistant to Roundup), ultimately leading to widespread use of the crops and a massive financial gain for the company.

Roundup Side Effects

The use of chemicals and herbicides, as well as genetically modified crops, has lead some to wonder about the safety of such products. Research into the exact effects of Roundup on humans may warrant further investigation, however, some researchers claim that exposure to Roundup may be correlated to a number of complications and Roundup side effects in humans, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Autism.

Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

You may have seen a Roundup lawsuit commercial and you might be asking yourself, “Does Roundup cause cancer?” While some agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, have not made a clear determination regarding the effects of Roundup on humans, other groups have begun to make their own assertions.

In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a class 2A carcinogen, or “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Although the IARC’s stance may differ from other organizations’ reports, Roundup lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals who claim to have been injured after years of exposure to the chemical. Additionally, allegations contained in a Roundup lawsuit filed in 2016 point to a California rancher’s diagnosis with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after he used Roundup as indicated and intended for over 40 years.

How a Roundup Lawsuit Can Help

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Makers of herbicides have a duty to sell products that are free from defects and that are not unreasonably dangerous. If a product poses a risk of serious injury, the manufacturer must provide adequate warnings of the danger. Failure to do this can make the manufacturer legally responsible for injuries caused by the product, and people harmed may be entitled to compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a loved one dies as a result of exposure to Roundup herbicide, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death

People who have sustained injuries caused by Roundup herbicide are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a qualified Roundup lawsuit attorney.

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