Monsanto’s Roundup is one of the most widely-used herbicides in the world and has been used by businesses and consumers since the 1970s. While Monsanto maintains that Roundup is safe, its main ingredient, glyphosate, was designated as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization in 2015. Since then, hundreds of consumers have filed claims alleging that Roundup is responsible for their development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other forms of cancer.
Plaintiffs involved in Roundup cancer litigation allege that Monsanto has known of the health risks associated with Roundup for more than 30 years. Not only did Monsanto fail to warn customers of the increased risks, they actively made the decision to market Roundup as being “half as toxic as table salt” and claim that glyphosate is virtually non-toxic to humans and wildlife.
Despite these claims, Roundup has been linked to numerous illnesses, including:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Lung, brain, thyroid, and testicular cancer
Documents uncovered during litigation have shown that Monsanto engaged in deceptive behavior to hide the risks associated with Roundup, including ghostwriting research favorable to their position and collusion with the Environmental Protection Agency to suppress an independent review of the link between glyphosate and cancer.
If you or someone you know has been harmed by exposure to Roundup weed killer, contact Wexler Wallace today to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney handling the Roundup cancer litigation.