Roundup Weed Killer: Linked to Cancer but Still on Store Shelves
When you walk through the lawn and garden section of your local home improvement store, you’ll probably notice a huge assortment of Roundup weed killer products. Roundup is one of the most popular weed killers due to its effectiveness at killing unwanted weeds and other plants. However, that effectiveness comes with a high cost: the health risks it poses to the people who come into contact with it.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer says that there’s a possible link between exposure to the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, and the development of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Multiple major lawsuits have already been filed and finalized concerning Roundup and its cancer-causing potential, and thousands more are pending in state and federal courts.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we believe it’s unacceptable for people’s health to be jeopardized after using or coming into contact with such a widely used product like Roundup. To make matters worse, Roundup’s original manufacturer Monsanto and current parent company Bayer are aware of the health risks the product poses to people and pets, but they continue to sell it in stores nationwide.
If you or someone you love used or was exposed to Roundup and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another type of cancer, it may be due to that exposure—and you may be owed significant compensation. Contact the defective product lawyers at our firm today for a free consultation. We have years of experience going up against billion-dollar corporations, and we’ll put that experience to work for your family.