The scientific evidence supporting the RoundUp-Cancer connection has inspired a consolidated multi-district lawsuit. The suit argues that Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) caused farmers, landscapers, golf course and agricultural workers to face an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of cancer.
UPDATE (Nov 2017): Large U.S. study shows no connection between Monsanto’s Round-up weed killer with glyphosate and cancer. Scroll to bottom.
“There’s been a striking increase in the number of patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in recent years that may be linked to exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killer.
What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL, or just lymphoma) is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The disease typically begins in the lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue, but may also involve bone marrow and blood. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma isn’t just one disease – it’s actually a diverse group of blood cancers that share a single characteristic in how they grow.
The Roundup-Cancer Connection
An April 2014 review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that glyphosate exposure may be a main reason for the massive increase in patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma over the past 30 years. For the review, researchers looked at 44 studies to see how 80 active ingredients in 21 different chemical classes affected farmers’ risk of contracting the disease. They found that exposure to glyphosate doubled a person’s risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma…
“Data has been emerging that point to various health and environmental consequences resulting from glyphosate and Roundup use. These include an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, genetic damage, neurological impacts, as well as water contamination, impacts on amphibians and immune function, and increasing weed resistance.”
-Warren Porter, PhD, professor of environmental toxicology
Roundup ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer: IARC
In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report in The Lancet Oncology which declared that glyphosate “probably” causes cancer in humans. The agency reclassified glyphosate in Group 2A on its list of agents that may cause cancer…
Roundup cancer lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2741) for pretrial handling before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California. The complaints allege that Roundup caused farmers, landscapers, golf course and agricultural workers to face an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of cancer.
If you or a loved one have used Roundup and were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be entitled to financial compensation and medical expenses.*
*In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other blood cancers caused by Roundup and meeting criteria for medical records, Roundup victims must begin the legal process before state-enforced deadlines pass. If missed, state deadlines will void the ability to file a lawsuit and pursue any legal action against Monsanto for their dangerous product.
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PARIS France will vote against renewing the European license for weedkiller glyphosate, an official at the environment ministry said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely-used products such as Monsanto’s Roundup in the European Union.
UPDATE (Nov 2017)
LONDON, (Reuters) – A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said…
Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study found there was no association between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular herbicide RoundUp, “and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall, including non-Hogkin Lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes”.
It said there was “some evidence of increased risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) among the highest exposed group”, but added this association was “not statistically significant”.
The findings are likely to impact legal proceedings in the United States against Monsanto, in which more than 180 plaintiffs are claiming exposure to RoundUp gave them cancer – allegations that Monsanto denies…