RoundUp Cancer Lawsuit
Loncar Associates Is Now Investigating RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits
Millions of people in the United States and around the world have used the RoundUp “miracle” weed killer, to deliver knock-out looking yards and gardens. It is used in agriculture on both small and large-scale farming operations. However, this convenience comes at a great price.
RoundUp’s key chemical is glyphosate which was originally manufactured by Monsanto in 1974. In March 2015, the toxic herbicide RoundUp was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 20 studies since 1974 implicate RoundUp in a large number of problems in humans and lab animals alike including GI symptoms, birth defects, and cancers.
One of the most serious side effects from exposure to glyphosate (RoundUp’s main ingredient) is the development of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
The persons most at risk of developing cancer from RoundUp are farm workers and other individuals with workplace exposure to the herbicide, such as workers in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers. Individuals are most likely to be exposed to glyphosate from breathing it while spraying, mixing or cleanup, or through drinking water or eating food contaminated with it.
|Types of Injuries||People Most at Risk|
|Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma||Farm Workers|
|Leukemia||Garden Center Employees|
|B-cell Lymphoma||Nursery Employees|
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that can start nearly anywhere in the body. It is a blood cancer that grows in lymphocytes, which are white blood cells in the immune system that help the body fight diseases
Studies have linked the general use of pesticides and herbicides to an increased risk of lymphatic cancer, which attacks the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a key part of the immune system and helps carry nutrients to cells. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the most common type of lymphatic cancer, or lymphoma.
Symptoms of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma from RoundUp exposure may include:
Swollen Lymph Notes (in Neck, Armpits or Groin)
Abdominal or Chest Pain
Trouble Breathing or Coughing
Fever and Night Sweats
Sudden Weight Loss
A review published by the World Health Organization’s IARC in May 2015 in The Lancet Oncology looked at studies on humans and mice exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp and other popular weed killers. They concluded that glyphosate is likely carcinogenic in people.
Several studies of occupational glyphosate exposure in the U.S., Canada and Sweden found increased rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma even after adjustment for exposure to other pesticides/herbicides:
- International Journal of Cancer (October 2008): Swedish study concluded exposure to glyphosate doubled the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in less than 10 years.
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine (September 2003): U.S. study of more than 3,400 Midwest farm workers found higher rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma linked with glyphosate.
- Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers (November 2001): Canadian study found a dose-response link between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
By 2001, RoundUp herbicide was the most-used active ingredient in American agriculture, with an estimated 85-90 million pounds used each year. In 2007, that number reached 185 million pounds annually and today, RoundUp remains the most widely used herbicide in the United States and worldwide. Use of Monsanto’s RoundUp skyrocketed in the 1990s when Monsanto introduced RoundUp-Ready crops. RoundUp-Ready crops come from genetically modified seeds that were specifically engineered by Monsanto to be resistant to RoundUp weed killer.
Loncar Associates is currently accepting RoundUp cancer injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our attorneys immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form to contact our Attorneys or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at 800.285.4878.