More than 40,000 people have filed suit against Monsanto over Roundup. They all allege that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancer(s) and allege that Monsanto covered up the risks. Roundup (with glyphosate) was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015. Hundreds of studies around the world have linked glyphosate and Roundup to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma, and several other types of cancer related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Several long-term experiments on human populations now show a clear link between Roundup and cancer, birth defects and kidney disease. The World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society recently announced that glyphosate in Roundup is probably carcinogenic. Roundup, however, is the larger concern. Evidence shows that Roundup is significantly more toxic than glyphosate alone. Monsanto tested only glyphosate before unleashing Roundup and many other glyphosate-containing pesticides on the market.
Glyphosate has been linked to several types of cancer, including:
Monsanto’s grandiose claims for Roundup and glyphosate include the falsehood that glyphosate targets an enzyme found only in plants but not in pets or people. Monsanto is being sued for this blatantly false advertising. The New York attorney general won a lawsuit against Monsanto in 1996 that made the chemical giant stop making all sorts of false claims about Roundup, though those false claims remain on Roundup labels in every other state in the country.
Roundup is the most widely-used herbicide (weed-killer) in the world. It is used on countless lawns and gardens, school playgrounds, orchards, parks, and 80% (or so) of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S.
Glyphosate, Roundup’s main active ingredient, was commercialized by Monsanto in 1974. It works by specifically inhibiting an enzyme essential to plant growth. That same enzyme is also essential to the growth of animals, including humans. Monsanto claims that this enzyme is found only in plants but not in animals or humans. This is a blatantly false claim for which Monsanto is being sued in California.
Roundup is the best-known Monsanto product laced with glyphosate, but several different Monsanto products also contain the probable carcinogen glyphosate.
Roundup Ultra®, Roundup Pro®, Accord®, Honcho®, Pondmaster®, Protocol®, Rascal®, Expedite®, Ranger®, Bronco®, Campain®, Landmaster®, Fallow Master® by Monsanto; Glyphomax®, Glypro®, Rodeo® by Dow AgroSciences; Glyphosate herbicide by Du Pont; Silhouette® by Cenex/Land O’Lakes; Rattler®, Hoss Ultra®, Showdown® by Helena; Mirage®, KleenUp®, Makaze®, Mad Dog® by Loveland; Jury® by Riverside/Terra; Touchdown® by Syngenta and more.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to Roundup or any other glyphosate product and have also been diagnosed with cancer, call a Goldblatt + Singer attorney today at (314) 888-1000. You do not have to suffer alone.