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Monsanto is under fire because it failed to warn users of its popular weed killer Roundup of the increased risk of developing forms of cancer by being exposed to the product. One of Roundup’s main ingredients is glyphosate, deemed a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization.  Monsanto has known for over 30 years of the link between cancer and Roundup. In that time, thousands of individuals who have encountered the herbicide have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are coming forward to form a lawsuit accusing Monsanto of knowingly putting their lives at risk to make a profit.

 

Why Roundup Is Used

Roundup’s main purpose is to act as a weed killer. Farmers often spray the herbicide on their crops to prevent the growing weeds from ruining their harvests. The essential, yet poisonous ingredient glyphosate blocks proteins essential to plant growth to keep the weeds from forming. Roundup could also be found in a common gardener’s garage or used by nursery employees taking care of plants for sale.

 

People Most at Risk to Roundup Exposure

People working in the following careers are most at risk for Roundup exposure:

  • Farm Workers
  • Nursery Employees
  • Garden Center Employees
  • Landscapers

While there are specific jobs that put more people at risk of Roundup contact, the truth is that anyone could be exposed. This herbicide is sprayed directly on crops that come from the farm to our kitchen tables where we feed them to our families. Our neighbors have farms or gardens that use Roundup, meaning anyone of us is at risk for airborne exposure. Monsanto has put the majority of individuals at risk.

 

How to Know If You Qualify for a Roundup Lawsuit

If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have been exposed to Monsanto Roundup, you may wish to consult a personal injury attorney to discuss your options for joining the Monsanto lawsuit. An experienced lawyer will be able to explain your opportunities in a way you can understand so you have all the information you need before making a decision.

 

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup weed killer, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Monsanto knowingly put your life at risk; contact the personal injury lawyers at Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman for a free consultation about a possible Roundup case.

 

 

 

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