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Roundup® Side Effects Could Be Life-Threatening.

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Roundup® was originally manufactured by Monsanto and has been on the market since 1974. Quickly becoming one of the most widely used weed killers in America and across the world, Roundup® was marketed as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” and has since been trusted by farmers, gardeners, agricultural workers, maintenance employees, and residential homeowners for years.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup® and works by attacking certain enzymes found in weeds, killing unwanted plant life and allowing grass and crops to grow. While an effective agent against weeds, glyphosate has been a source of controversy among researchers and health professionals for years, as there is significant evidence linking it to numerous side effects and complications in humans, including cancer.

As a result, Roundup® has been at the center of thousands of lawsuits filed against its manufacturer Monsanto – later acquired by Bayer in 2018 – which claim that the company has known about the potential cancer risk for over 20 years but failed to disclose it and, instead, misrepresented the safety of its product.

Roundup® Litigation

Bayer Monsanto is currently facing thousands of lawsuits across the country over its weed killer, Roundup® and multiple juries have already ruled against the company. Learn more about the historic, ongoing litigation and how you can take action.

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What Are the Side Effects of Roundup®?

Roundup® has been linked to a wide variety of side effects among people who have frequently used the weed killer over long periods of time. Some of the chronic conditions that have been linked to Roundup®’s main ingredient glyphosate include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Studies have shown that glyphosate can lead to an increased rate of neural cell death, advancing this degenerative disease typically associated with senior citizens.
  • Birth Defects – Multiple studies conducted both in and outside of the U.S. have shown that mothers living in close proximity to areas treated with heavy glyphosate use have an increased risk of birth defects.
  • Cancer – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has stated that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen and numerous studies from the United States, Canada, and Sweden have linked long-term use of the herbicide with an increased risk of developing cancer.
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Additional Roundup® Side Effects

In addition to the chronic conditions listed above, Roundup® use may also cause:

  • Heart disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Colitis
  • Reproductive problems
  • Respiratory illnesses

If you have experienced any side effects from using Roundup®, it’s important to consult your doctor immediately.

Roundup®’s Link to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

One of the most serious and controversial Roundup® side effects is its link to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. When humans are exposed to glyphosate in concentrated amounts or over a long period of time, it is believed that DNA damage can occur. This has been directly observed under laboratory conditions and increases the likelihood of cancer cells developing.

While cancer has been reported to manifest in different forms, including breast, prostate, and lung cancers, the most common type of cancer associated with frequent glyphosate exposure is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.

While the health risk glyphosate poses to humans is still being studied, Monsanto’s poor research practices that have come to light and communication both internally and with federal regulators has cast doubt on Roundup®’s safety. Individuals who have lost a loved one or have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma themselves after regular glyphosate exposure have argued that Bayer Monsanto covered up the cancer risk to protect their profits.

man diagnosed with cancer a Roundup® side effect

Have You Been Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma After Using Roundup®?

If you, like many other Americans, have used Roundup® extensively over a long period of time and are now suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you likely have many questions about your rights and what to do next.

Once advertising that Roundup® is “safer than table salt,” Monsanto never warned consumers about the most serious and life-threatening potential side effect of their product: cancer. Years later, people are continuing to come forward and take legal action against the company for failing to warn the public about the health risks.

A cancer diagnosis is devastating and can also be expensive, resulting in huge medical bills and treatment costs. If you are in this situation, please know that you have options and may be entitled to compensation for your pain and financial losses. If you’ve lost a family member due to Roundup® exposure, you also have legal rights.

Goldwater Law Firm and our extensive network of Roundup® lawyers across the country have been working to help individuals who are suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma related to glyphosate-exposure fight for justice. If you have any questions about Roundup® side effects and whether you have a case, please contact us today at 800-210-9700 or fill out our online form.