You may have been hearing about the herbicide Roundup more than usual lately in the media. There are discussions relating to how these chemicals are around our food and how this product is being linked back to many forms of cancer.
Roundup has been around since the 70s and despite many concerns, it still has no official government warning attached. This is a great concern because Roundup usage is higher now than ever before, meaning it may be negatively impacting many different communities within our nation. Despite a significant amount of evidence that those exposed to Roundup are at a much higher risk of developing cancer, Monsanto’s official statement remains the same,
“Glyphosate has a long history of safe use… Glyphosate, when used according to label directions, does not present an unreasonable risk of adverse effects to humans, wildlife, or the environment.”
So what does this mean for individuals working with and around Roundup? Should this raise their concerns? We explain more below.
Roundup Lawsuits: Is Roundup Dangerous To Humans?
Dependent upon whom you ask, you will get differing answers to the question of whether or not Roundup is something that can harm humans. If you speak with Monsanto, the company responsible for creating Roundup, you will hear that their product is completely safe as long as it is being used as instructed.
“What about the constant stream of independent studies proving the negative impacts Roundup has on humans?”
According to Monsanto, these studies are nothing more than fictitious science. However, you cannot deny scientific evidence, and there are endless studies proving numerous health problems that can be caused by Roundup, such as:
- Birth Defects
- Reproductive Issues
- And Much More
This list is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are many other health problems that are being linked back to those who have been continually exposed to Roundup, such as farmers and crop workers—Along with those who live in rural areas in which Roundup is used heavily.
When Do I Have Any Roundup Lawsuits?
There are currently more than 8,000 lawsuits filed against Monsanto, with a much larger number of undocumented cases. All of these lawsuits are citing deadly injuries linked to Roundup. If you believe your cancer to be linked to Roundup, you may also be eligible to file a suit against Monsanto.
Currently, there are no mass tort cases in the works, however, there may be in the near future. The more people that discover the correlation between Roundup and their cancer, the more likely it will be.
Do you believe your cancer is linked to exposure to Roundup? Contact Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman today (662) 222-0597 to speak with us over a free consultation.
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