The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization, has found that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” and found “limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer.” The IARC warning was founded on various studies that occurred over more than a decade.
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and that the maker of Roundup, Monsanto, knew about the risk and covered it up.
Who Is at Risk?
Currently, it is not known how much glyphosate exposure leads to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, the disease could be more likely in people who use Roundup regularly. This could include, for example, farmers, landscapers, and garden center workers.
Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can include fever, swollen lymph nodes, stomach or chest pain, and unexplained weight loss.
Potential Causes of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
It is often difficult to know why non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma develops in some people but not in other people. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can develop at any age, but it is more common in older people. It is also more common in people who are on immune suppressant medications and people who have certain viruses or bacteria in their system. According to the Mayo Clinic, exposure to chemicals found in pesticides may also increase an individual’s risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Talk to a Lawyer If You Develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma After Roundup Exposure
If you develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, then it is critical for you to talk a lawyer as soon as possible. You may have the right to pursue a lawsuit and recover damages for the significant injury that you’ve incurred. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with tough, aggressive, and compassionate representation. We will go above and beyond the call of duty to see that you are treated fairly and that you get the recovery that you deserve. Call us or text us today at 1-800-800-5678 to learn more.