About the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit
You may be wondering what the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit is all about. Well, the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit states that Monsanto did not even attempt to warn their users of the high risk involved with the use of Roundup, the increased risk as of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as other forms of cancer.
The attorneys for the plaintiffs are claiming that for over thirty years, Monsanto has been fully aware that there was a link between using their product, Roundup and cancer. That being said, despite having this knowledge the company intentionally chose to not even attempt to warn the general public, they went as far as to market their product as being safe as table salt, they stated that it was basically non-toxic to humans, pets, fish and birds.
Litigation documents demonstrate that fake data was created by Monsanto themselves and they attacked legitimate studies which exposed the dangers associated with glyphosate, they even created a campaign packed with misinformation as a means of convincing farmers, government agencies, as well as the general population that their herbicide was perfectly safe to use.
What Exactly Is Roundup Used for?
Roundup is an herbicide which is used as a way of killing weeds and grasses which can cause damage to crops or are merely attractive. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. In 1970 Monsanto discovered that glyphosate could potentially be used as a functional herbicide, in 1974 Monsanto began marketing glyphosate.
On a yearly basis, around two hundred and fifty million pounds of glyphosate are generously sprayed on commercial nurseries, crops, driveways, lawns, parks, sidewalks, and golf courses. The main reason behind the increase in use of glyphosate has been caused due to the expansion of GMO (genetically modified crops), for example soy and corn; these crops are purposely designed to be able to resist the killing power associated with glyphosate products. Guess who the largest, international producer of these GMO seeds which are designed to resist the effects of glyphosate products is, that’s right; Monsanto. In 2015 merely off of their sales of Roundup, Monsanto earned $4.8 billion in revenue.
Side Effects and Injuries.
When it comes to exposure to glyphosate which is the main ingredient found in Roundup, the most serious of all side effects is the development of cancer, to be more specific non-Hodgkin lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, leukemia as well as multiple myeloma. Those who are at a higher risk of developing any forms of the above-mentioned cancers are farmworkers and of course other people who have workplace exposure to this herbicide, for example employees in nurseries, garden centers, as well as landscapers. These individuals are exposed to glyphosate from breathing it in as it is being sprayed, from mixing it or having to clean it up, or from eating food or drinking water which has been contaminated with it.
If you or someone you know may have been exposed in any way to glyphosate it is important to seek medical attention and make sure that no damage to the health has occurred. If unfortunately there are any health issues, look into legal assistance from us or another attorney regarding the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit.