Monsanto Roundup Cancer Risk: What you need to Know
You’ve read the news lately: there have been an increasing number of lawsuits made against Monsanto, the company who manufactures Roundup weed killer.
Perhaps you work on a farm, and frequently come into contact with larger quantities of the chemical. Maybe you’re an avid gardener, and you’ve been using Roundup to get rid of those pesky weeds lately.
Whatever the case, you’d like to learn more about the potential Roundup cancer risks that you’ve been hearing so much about.
You might even be concerned that you or your family members are at risk for developing cancer or other health problems because of Roundup.
You need to read this post.
In it, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the risks of Roundup.
Then, we’ll let you know more about where you can find the kind of legal assistance you need to ensure justice is served.
What Is Glyphosate?
In order to understand the link between Roundup and cancer, you first need to learn more about its most active ingredient: glyphosate.
Glyphosate has long been the most popular herbicide used in the United States to tend to crops and gardens alike. It works to kill grasses, plants, leaves, and can even help fruits and vegetables to ripen faster.
One of the most important things that you need to understand about glyphosate is that it’s what’s called a non-selective herbicide.
The means that it will kill pretty much anything that it comes into contact with — be it weeds or flowers you were trying to “spray around.” This is because it actually interferes with the enzyme pathway of plants — which is what they need to grow and thrive.
While this makes it an especially effective weed killer?
It also means that it comes with some serious health risks to you. While this article will focus mainly on Roundup weed killer and cancer, we do want to make you aware of the other health problems it can cause.
Health Risks and Roundup
The sad truth is that glyphosate comes with a pretty long rap sheet of potential health problems.
It has been shown to increase your risk of developing ALS, MS, IBS, and even hypothyroidism.
That’s far from all.
You may develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, kidney disease, an intolerance to gluten, and even deal with obesity.
Most seriously of all, using Roundup while pregnant — or even while trying to become pregnant — also comes with a very real set of side effects.
Your child may be at a higher risk of developing Autism, and you be more likely to suffer from a miscarriage. You might also increase your risk of infertility and stillbirths.
This is because glyphosate has been proven to interfere with the human placental cells in the body.
Men may also suffer from reproductive issues, like a lower level of testosterone production than is healthy. They may also have to deal with a lower than average sperm count.
How Roundup Causes Cancer
So, in addition to all of the other health risks mentioned so far in this post, does roundup cause cancer?
In a word: yes.
Roundup weed killer is responsible for several different types of cancer.
First of all, it has been shown to increase a person’s risk of developing breast cancer. This is because the glyphosate found in roundup actually causes human cancer cells in the breast to grow at a rapid rate.
This is because glyphosate is directly able to connect to your body’s estrogen receptors. In fact, in studies involving glyphosate conducted on rats, those exposed developed mammary tumors.
Additionally, when it comes to other types of cancer, Roundup weed killer is just as dangerous. This is because glyphosate has been shown to do serious damage to a person’s DNA.
When DNA is damaged, a person is much more likely to develop some form of cancer.
Sadly, the glyphosate in Roundup has even been shown to put people at a higher risk for developing brain cancer. In fact, farm workers were twice as likely to develop some sort of brain tumor than those who performed jobs where they come into less contact with things like Roundup.
Additionally Dangerous Roundup Ingredients
You know now that the “Roundup cancer-causing agent” rumors are true.
But so far in this post, we’ve talked mostly about glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup, and how it has been shown to cause cancer and other health problems.
But the bad news, unfortunately, only continues from here.
In fact, recent studies have found that glyphosate is far from the only dangerous ingredient that Roundup contains.
Let’s talk about another dangerous ingredient: polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA for short.
The same study cited above found that POEA was even more dangerous and destructive to human embryos and umbilical cord cells than even glyphosate.
This means that Roundup contains even more dangerous chemicals than we initially thought.
Sadly, the most difficult news to take is that Roundup residue may not always completely wash off by the time the products that it’s used on his stores. In fact, it’s even used to clean and tidy up public parks and, worst of all, even playgrounds.
In short: even if you’re not a farmer, it is still entirely possible that you have been exposed to Roundup and glyphosate.
This means that, even if you do your best to stay away from it, there are lots of ways that it can find its way to you.
How Glyphosate Exposure Happens and Signs to Look For
We know that reading all of this information about the link between Roundup and cancer is frightening and will likely make you angry.
While we don’t tell you this information in order to frighten you, we do hope that knowing it will help you to get treatment as soon as possible if you suspect you’re dealing with Roundup cancer risks or other health problems.
This means that you’ll also need to work to make yourself aware of some of the most common symptoms that indicate excessive Roundup exposure.
You’ll also need to know how that exposure happens in the first place.
It’s all too easy for those who work with the chemicals to accidentally spray some of it on their skin. They can also breathe it in, even if they’re wearing gloves and a mask.
You could even end up swallowing trace amounts of glyphosate, especially if you eat right after working in your garden or on your crops. If you — or a pet or child — touches a leaf that’s recently been sprayed with Roundup?
They’re also at a risk of being exposed to the chemical.
Wash your hands immediately after using any sort of herbicide if you must use it. Also, instruct your family to stay away from a treated area for as long as is possible.
So, what are the symptoms of glyphosate exposure and potential Roundup cancer complications?
First of all, you should look for the more obvious signs. This can include things like reddened skin, peeling and itching in the impacted area, and even irritation in the eyes.
If you’ve breathed it in, you’ll feel some serious tickling going on in your nose and throat. This symptoms may feel like a common cold at first, but soon you’ll notice that you’re also dealing with some difficulty breathing.
If respiratory issues persist and get worse, see a doctor as soon as you possibly can.
You may also experience other symptoms, like nausea and diarrhea.
If someone has accidentally swallowed Roundup, call a local poison control center as soon as you possibly can. In some cases, this can even turn out to be a fatal mistake.
Understanding the Monsanto Roundup Cancer Cases
We’ve covered the link between Roundup and cancer, and we’ve even filled you in on some of the most obvious signs of distress that you need to watch out for.
Now, it’s time to start breaking down the recent Monsanto Roundup court cases that have been making headlines all across the globe.
Remember that Roundup was officially put on the list of probable carcinogens in 2015. This was all it took for numerous people to start pursuing legal action against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup.
Some of the court cases have made extreme — but not necessarily untrue — allegations. There has been speculation that Monsanto even falsified research papers and studies that stated the ingredients in Roundup weren’t harmful to humans.
There have also been claims of influencing and persuading regulators to turn a blog eye to the health risks of the chemicals.
Now, there are roughly about 3,000 plaintiffs that are currently trying to sue Monsanto because they believe that the cancer they have was caused by their interactions with Roundup.
Of course, Monsanto has fought back hard against these cases and allegations — in no small part because it certainly has the financial resources to do so.
Since Monsanto could potentially lose billions of dollars — and take a serious hit to its reputation — the company is throwing everything it has at the lawsuit.
Do you suspect that you are dealing with health problems caused by Roundup?
Why You Need a Lawyer
So, you’ve read through this post, and after careful consideration, you think it’s clear: you suspect that you may be one of the Roundup cancer victims.
Perhaps you don’t think this for yourself, but for someone else in your family.
You’ve decided that you’re interested in pursuing legal action. You want to do whatever is possible in order to right these wrong and get the justice that you or your loved one deserves.
A word of advice and caution: you simply cannot do this without a lawyer. Monsanto is an incredibly wealthy, well-connected, and powerful organization.
You are a single potential plaintiff. You need legal representation.
A lawyer will be able to connect with your medical team to access all of your medical records. This will help you to be able to better prove your case in court. They can also bring in scientists, other doctors, and many other researchers that will provide scientific evidence to back up your claim.
They’ll ensure that you have filed all the necessary paperwork and that you’ve done so in full and on time.
Most importantly, a legal professional is familiar with what goes on in the courtroom in a way that you are not.
If you truly want to be able to win your case — and potentially get a payout — then you must rely on their experience and expertise.
So, where can you find a reliable and experienced lawyer that you can trust?
Need a Roundup Cancer Lawyer?
We know that this post has contained a lot of information about Roundup cancer — and that much of it is incredibly worrisome and unsettling.
No matter how much Roundup weed killer that you use on a daily basis, we understand that now, you can’t help but wonder if you’ve put yourself at risk.
You’re interested in lawyering up. You also want to learn as much as you can about the way that the court process will go.
We’re here to help you. Spend some time on our website to learn more about our legal services and experience.
Don’t rely on anyone other than us. Reach out to us today to get started on the long path to justice — and learn how to protect others in the process.