RoundUp is the most widely used herbicide in America, most common among farmers. It was manufactured by Monsanto, an agriculture chemical company founded in 1901. Today, many view Monsanto as the world’s most evil corporation because of the information they withheld. Their negligence put the lives of many in jeopardy.
Truth be told, this herbicide does an amazing job in eliminating weeds when applied to lawns, crops, and landscaping areas. But at what expense?
What Makes RoundUp Dangerous?
This small compound has been sold as an active herbicide ingredient since 1974. Over the years, regulatory agencies have looked at the potential effects of this ingredient on non-target organisms. Surprisingly, this small molecule has been studied for years and has been linked to cancer, celiac disease, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Scientists have found that farmers have at least double the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Understanding the risk of Roundup is essential not only to farmers, gardeners and consumers but the environment as well. We can’t stress enough that if you’ve been affected, you need to get in contact with the Miller Firm to talk about your options.
Does RoundUp Cause Cancer?
Recent students have shown that RoundUp increases chances of cancer among other serious diseases. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate and is designed to be toxic to plants. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide and has been used among farmers to kill unwanted vegetation for decades. However scientists have observed effects on animals, and humans, as well.
Monsanto was able to convince the public that their products were safe for use. Monsanto still insists that this pesticide is not toxic. However there is research to prove that RoundUp is extremely dangerous and can lead to health complications. Recent studies focused on genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of glyphosate to determine RoundUp’s toxic effects. It wasn’t until researches started taking a closer look at Glyphosate – RoundUp’s main ingredient – that they realized it was not safe at all.
Many people have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of using this product. New victims continue to present evidence against this company after the truth of RoundUp’s dangers had been exposed.
Who Is At Risk?
While anyone who has come in contact with this herbicide is at risk, farmers and agricultural workers have the highest risk of serious injury since they are exposed to RoundUp more often. If Monsanto had been honest about the dangers of glyphosate, individuals would not be taking a class action on this matter.
There is a large problem with the way Monsanto handled things because they were aware of the dangers Glyphosate brought since the 1970s. Their own testing safety suggested potential health issues, however, they continued to convince the public for decades that Glyphosate/RoundUp was safe.
Farmers then used and sprayed this herbicide on food products leading to the development of cancer. Have they been warned about the dangers of using RoundUp and Glyphosate, they would have been able to take the necessary steps to reduce their exposure.