Monsanto remains steadfast in its assertion that RoundUp is not a human carcinogen, but there is a growing amount of scientific evidence that suggests otherwise. Consider legal action if you or someone close to you either worked on a farm or lived near a farm where RoundUp was used and developed a serious illness like cancer.
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Types of Cancer RoundUp May Cause
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
- T-Cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Burkitt Lymphoma
- Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
Despite the dangers we are just finding out about RoundUp, it has been an extremely popular weed killer since it was first introduced in the 1970s. The use of glyphosate in agricultural farming of corn, soybean, wheat, and other crops in the United States has increased dramatically over the last two decades.
Possible Monsanto Lawsuit Plaintiffs
- Agricultural Workers
- Landscaping Workers
- Nursery Employees
- Farm Hands
- Seasonal Farm Workers
- RoundUp Bottling Plants
In addition people living near farms or people exposed to RoundUp from contaminated drinking water or food may be eligible to file a claim.
Are you ready to fight back and hold them accountable? Contact Baron & Budd to see if you qualify to participate in a RoundUp Class Action Lawsuit or private claim against Monsanto.
How Does RoundUp Work?
RoundUp’s active ingredient is glyphosate, an herbicide and popular weed killer used to kill a wide range of invasive plants. Glyphosate inhibits the presence of EPSP synthase, an enzyme that most (non GMO) plants need in order to grow. Without EPSP, the targeted plants cannot produce other proteins they need in order to live. As a result, they die within a few days or weeks. Nearly all plants need EPSP synthase to survive and will die without it.
Why is RoundUp Dangerous?
RoundUp is dangerous because it causes serious health complications. Health problems that may occur from exposure to RoundUp include cancer, kidney and liver disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, and much more.
The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate, an endocrine disruptor and probable carcinogen according to a 2015 study published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). By contrast, the EPA changed the status of glyphosate from a chemical “possible” of causing cancer to one that does not in 1989.
Possible health problems that may occur from exposure to RoundUp include cancer, kidney and liver disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, and much more.
The decision to declassify glyphosate as a possible carcinogen in the United States led to widespread use of the chemical not only in RoundUp as a weed killer for landscaping, but also as an herbicide for agricultural crops farmed for human consumption. Millions of American men, women, and children have ingested glyphosate. Even unborn children have succumbed to developmental issues after it crossed the placental barrier during gestation.
Which RoundUp Products Contain Glyphosate?
Some of the most popular RoundUp herbicides that contain glyphosate include:
- RoundUp Ready
- RoundUp Original Max
- RoundUp PowerMax
- RoundUp WeatherMax
- RoundUp Weed & Grass Killer
- RoundUp Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate
- RoundUp Precision Gel
Other big weed killer brands that contain glyphosate are BASF, Dow Chemical (AgroSciences), Bayer (CropScience), Sino Harvest, Dupont, and Syngenta.
Exposure to glyphosate in RoundUp has been linked to many health complications, birth defects, developmental issues, and illnesses including:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Liver Disease
This is not an exhaustive list. RoundUp has also been linked to a multitude of other conditions including depression, anorexia, inflammatory bowel disease, and is known to inhibit fetal development according to a 2013 study published by Entropy Journal in Switzerland.
The EPA’s decision to remove glyphosate’s classification as a possible carcinogen was based on information thought to be from an independent study. However, government documents released from a request under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that the “independent studies” and “independent reviews” were either partially funded or sponsored by pesticide industry companies.
An endocrine disruptor is a chemical that disrupt the endocrine system causing hormonal disturbances in the body potentially harming the reproductive and immune system, fertility, and fetal development in animals.
Roundup causes lymphoma and leukemia cancers affecting the lymphatic system partly, scientists believe, because of its effects on the endocrine system. People who develop cancer after exposure to RoundUp, and people who have lost loved ones from prolonged exposure to the herbicide may be eligible to file a RoundUp cancer lawsuit seeking compensation from Monsanto.
If our legal team finds that you are qualified to file a claim, there is no upfront cost to you. Baron & Budd represent plaintiffs in civil actions on a contingency basis, meaning you pay a predetermined portion of the settlement or trial verdict award.
Glyphosate has been under attack for years by scientists who claim it is a health hazard, but momentum against the chemical surged after a March 2015 report by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the WHO, glyphosate is likely a carcinogen. People exposed to the chemical are at a higher risk of developing several cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, B-cell and follicular lymphoma, and more.
The WHO announced in March 2015 that it had added glyphosate to “Group 2A,” meaning it was added to a list of chemicals classified as “probable carcinogens.” The organization recommended the listing after reviews of 15 years worth of research studies showed that glyphosate caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans.
The WHO also found that glyphosate in Roundup could also cause cancer in animals, pointing to a study involving the carcinogenic effects of the chemical on lab mice. While only three out of 50 mice in the study developed kidney cancer after glyphosate exposure, the form of cancer is so rare that the organization became alarmed.
In addition, the organization found evidence of chromosomal and DNA damage occurring in the cells of people living near an area where large amounts of glyphosate were sprayed on a regular basis.
Over the last two decades, scientists have worked to establish a link between glyphosate and a host of illnesses. In 2005, for example, French researchers found that placental cells in humans are susceptible to even minimal exposure to the chemical, concluding that it could potentially cause reproduction problems. Other research indicates the glyphosate can lead to human and animal genetic damage, an increased risk of attention deficit disorder, and can also reduce the production of sex hormones.
Largely as a result of the WHO findings, regulators across the country are considering tighter restrictions on the use of glyphosate. For example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on April 1, 2015 that its new restrictions will likely be similar to those placed on another herbicide known as Enlist Duo, produced by Dow. In 2014, the EPA mandated that Enlist Duo use be limited to certain states, and required Dow to notify the EPA of any instances where weeds have become resistant to the product.
Also, California officials are considering whether glyphosate should be listed as a carcinogenic material, which would make it illegal to knowingly discharge the chemical into drinking water. In addition, any farmers or other businesses that use glyphosate would be required to provide the public with “clear and reasonable warnings.”
RoundUp Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Monsanto remains steadfast in its assertion that RoundUp is not a human carcinogen, but there is a growing amount of scientific evidence that suggests otherwise. If it is found that Monsanto knowingly withheld information regarding the health risks of glyphosate, the company could be forced to pay millions of dollars in damages.
You may want to consider potential legal recourse if you or someone close to you either worked on a farm or lived near a farm where RoundUp was used and developed a serious illness like Non-hodgkins Lymphoma or Leukemia. Baron & Budd has a long history of pursuing legal action on behalf of people who have been harmed by a wide variety products, and may be able to put its substantial amount of experience to work for you. Our nationwide law firm represents people in every state, and we have offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas; San Diego and Los Angeles, California; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Please contact Baron & Budd to learn about your possible legal options. We will listen to the details of your case and then let you know whether you qualify to take action in a private claim or class action lawsuit against Monsanto RoundUp. Call 866-223-3424 or get started online.
Food Crops Treated with High Levels of RoundUp/Glyphosate
According to data highlighted below by Environmental Sciences Europe, soybean and corn are the crops most often treated with Glyphosate on farms in the United States. Wheat seems to be low on the list until you take a closer look, and realize that wheat is broken down into three subtypes. When the subtypes are combined, wheat comes in just under corn at number four.
U.S. GLYPHOSATE USE ON MAJOR CROPS FROM 1990 – 2014
|Wheat, spring (excl. durum)||90,659||416,744||1,892,420||2,203,603||4,128,957||4,217,788|
|Wheat, spring durum||75,308||199,483||450,635||444,785||1,190,234||1,201,807|