Glyphosate is the “most-used agricultural chemical ever,” according to Newsweek.
Glyphosate was invented in the 1970s and has been the main ingredient in Roundup® ever since. While glyphosate is now available in other products, Roundup remains the most commonly sold form of glyphosate on the market in the United States.
In the 40 years from 1974 to 2014, Americans used an estimated 1.8 million tons of glyphosate, with the majority of it being used between 2004 and 2014. Today, Roundup is still used throughout the United States, around the world, and here in Wisconsin.
Where Exactly Is Roundup Used?
Roundup is used on a variety of commercial and private lands. Specifically, Roundup is often used on:
- Farms. Glyphosate is used on a variety of crops, including soybeans and corn which are common crops in Wisconsin.
- Golf courses. There are hundreds of golf courses in Wisconsin, and many golf course managers authorize the use of Roundup to keep their courses pretty and in good playing condition.
- Gardens and lawns. Both commercial properties and private homeowners often use Roundup on their gardens and lawns.
Accordingly, many different people may be exposed to Roundup in many different places. Those most at risk include anyone who has used or who has regularly been around Roundup, including homeowners, landscapers, farmers, agricultural workers, and groundskeepers.
Roundup Safety Concerns
Multiple studies and warnings have been issued about glyphosate safety. If you’ve used Roundup or been regularly exposed to Roundup, then you should watch for signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer. Once your doctor diagnoses and stages your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, then treatment can begin. You may be unable to work, you may incur significant medical expenses, and you may suffer both physically and emotionally if you develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup exposure.
Our experienced Wisconsin injury lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time. We will fight for your fair recovery. Call us or fill out our online contact form to have us contact you to set up a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential Roundup lawsuit.