Yes, some countries have started the process of phasing out or banning glyphosate, but the United States is not one of those countries.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®, allegedly causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The results of various Roundup® safety studies and a warning from the World Health Organization have prompted some countries and municipalities to reduce or end Roundup® use within their borders.
European Countries to Ban Glyphosate
Recently, several European countries have voted to ban glyphosate, including:
- Austria. In July 2019, Austria announced its intent to ban glyphosate products beginning in 2020.
- France. In 2017, the French President announced his intent to ban glyphosate products by 2020. Since then, the French President has indicated that such a ban would not be possible within this time frame. During the summer of 2019, 20 mayors of French municipalities took action to ban glyphosate in their cities.
- Germany. In September 2019, Germany announced its plan to phase out herbicides containing glyphosate by 2023.
Currently, the European Union is scheduled to stop using glyphosate products, such as Roundup® by 2022.
Don’t Assume Roundup® Is Safe in the U.S.
The United States has not taken any action to ban glyphosate or to add warnings to products such as Roundup®. However, that does not mean that glyphosate is safe. Roundup® remains a “probable” carcinogen according to the World Health Organization, and several people who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from Roundup® have successfully sued Monsanto and recovered damages in American courts. Thousands of other Roundup® cancer injury cases are pending in the United States.
If you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma because of Roundup® exposure, or your loved one has died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup®, we encourage you to contact our experienced injury lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. Learn how we can fight for your fair recovery of damages and about our Win or It’s Free Guarantee by calling us or starting a live chat with us at any time.