Roundup Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Lawsuit
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a blood cancer linked with workplace exposure to cancer-causing chemicals such as Roundup, benzene, or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Roundup exposure raises the risk of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, according to recent research. Law firms are filing Roundup Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Lawsuits to hold Monsanto accountable for failing to warn farmers, farm workers and others about their increased risk of lymphoma from Roundup exposure.
What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that grows in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Part of the body’s immune system, these cells help prevent infections. NHL can grow in lymph tissue throughout the body. Low-grade NHL can progress slowly, showing no symptoms for years. High-grade lymphoma can also spread aggressively and rapidly cause death.
Studies Link Roundup and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Three major studies published since 2001 link Roundup with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Other published studies have found Roundup causes cancer in rodents and genotoxic effects in humans.
• In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency declared Roundup a “probable human carcinogen” based on evidence from several studies.
• October 2008: Swedish researchers in the International Journal of Cancer found men exposed to Roundup doubled their risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
• September 2003: Occupational and Environmental Medicine published a study that found a 60% increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma based on three large studies of midwestern farmworkers.
• November 2001: Canadian researchers in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers published a study which found higher exposures to Roundup associated with higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup Lawsuits Filed by Farm-Workers and Home Gardeners
Lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S. by people who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. Most of these lawsuits have been filed by agricultural workers exposed to heavy amounts of Roundup through spraying. One lawsuit, however, was filed in Delaware April 6, 2016 by a New York man who used Roundup around his home for 10 years. The man was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2011.
Glyphosate Unsafe on Any Plate
Food Democracy Now! reported November 16, 2016 that the pesticide glyphosate, the only active ingredient listed in the Roundup, is unsafe on any plate. Writers David Murphy and Henry Rowlands reported that a leading FDA-registered food safety testing laboratory found extremely high levels of glyphosate in some of America’s most popular food products, including non-GMO General Mills’ Cheerios, Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips, Oreos, Ritz Crackers, Kellogg’s Special K, and Doritos, among many other popular processed foods.
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is listed in Monsanto’s Roundup as its main active ingredient. It is the most heavily sprayed chemical weedkiller in food and agricultural applications in human history. Now ubiquitous, thanks to a compliant, industry-controlled FDA, it has resulted in genetically engineered crops now being grown on more than 175 million acres in the U.S., as well as more than 440 million acres around the globe.
Glyphosate harmful at levels far below accepted poisoning
New scientific evidence shows probable harm to human health can begin at levels of glyphosate levels as low as 0.1 parts per billions (ppb). Most alarmingly, popular foods tested for glyphosate have measured between 289.47 ppb and 1,125.3 ppb of Monsanto’s leading poison.
Free Legal Consultation
If you or someone you know suffers or suffered from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and was exposed to Roundup, contact an experienced environmental attorney at Matthews & Associates for a free legal case consultation.