What is Roundup Weed Killer?Roundup Cancer Claim Lawyers. Roundup is the most widely used industrial weedkiller in farms, gardens, and cities today. The active ingredient in Roundup, Glyphosate, is a chemical that is used to control and kill weed growth. Recently, a World Health Organization report stated that Glyphosate is a chemical that can possibly cause cancer. It was developed by Monsanto in 1974 and was marketed first to farmers and then to cities and individuals as a way to prune weeds from farms, gardens, and yards. The majority of Roundup use is dedicated to killing weeds that impact cash crops like corn, soy, and cotton which have been genetically altered to not be affected by Roundup. Humans, however, have not been genetically altered to be safe from the dangerous effects of Glyphosate, and many may have developed cancer after coming into contact with the chemical. But if a widely used chemical had a higher chance of causing cancer, wouldn’t this be a known major health and safety hazard? Monsanto, in order to protect it’s image and the company, has been known to attack scientists and alter or bury studies that negatively reflect upon the possible cancer causing chemical. This is a negligent and dangerous act.
Who is most at risk?
The individuals who are at the most risk of having contact with Roundup Weed Killer are farm workers, nursery employees, garden center employees, and landscapers. People who also regularly use Roundup Weed Killer for their home or property lawn and garden maintenance are also at a higher risk of possibly developing cancer because of contact with Glyphosate.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?The American Cancer Society states that non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has several signs that can point towards the growth or development of the cancer. Here are the signs and symptoms,
- Enlarged lymph nodes (seen or felt as lumps under the skin)
- Swollen abdomen (belly)
- Feeling full after only a small amount of food
- Shortness of breath or cough
- Fever and chills
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- Unexplained weight loss
Are There any Roundup Weedkiller Lawsuits?With the release of scientific studies linking Glyphosate to cancer, more lawsuits are being filed throughout the US every day. These lawsuits are alleging that Monsanto knew of the dangers surrounding the use of Glyphosate and continued to market and produce the chemical. Several of the most prominent cases involve individuals who used Roundup Weed Killer for small business farms and for lawn and garden maintenance.
How Can I protect myself from Roundup?There are several ways to protect yourself from Roundup and the chemical Glyphosate if you must use Roundup.
- Use Gloves when using Roundup– Wear rubber or latex gloves to protect your skin from coming into contact with the harsh chemical.
- Wear a Facemask– If a sprayer is used to distribute roundup, the chemical can be in the air and be more likely to be breathed in.
- Wear a Protective Suit– Wearing a full chemical suit will ensure that no areas of your body come into contact with Roundup.
- Wash after using Roundup– Carefully wash any areas of your body that come into contact with Roundup.
- Store Roundup in a safe area– Do not keep the chemical inside your home. Store it in a garage or shed safely away from children and pets.