French Court Bans Sales of Roundup

It appears that a French municipal court may have given more ammunition to people filing Roundup lawsuits. It recently denied a request from Bayer to sell the product in the city of Lyon because it contains glyphosate. The World Health Organization labeled glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.

There have been more than 9,000 lawsuits filed by people who allege they developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup. This ruling may help bolster those cases. The court stated that even though the European Union has approved products containing glyphosate, it would not allow Bayer to sell those products in France.

A Potentially Major Setback

The court pointed to scientific studies showing glyphosate could cause not only cancer but could also damage the human reproductive system. Studies also show that glyphosate could harm aquatic organisms. France, Germany and other European countries are expected to phase out sales of all products containing glyphosate within the next few years.

A California state court recently awarded nearly $80 million to a man who claimed Roundup exposure caused his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Baron & Budd is ready to help if you or someone close to you developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup. If you would like to learn more about your potential legal options, please or give us a call at 866-723-1890.

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