Weed Killer Ingredient Increases Cancer Risk by 41%
Popular herbicide Roundup has been in the news ever since it was discovered that its primary herbicidal ingredient is linked to cancer. In Feb. 2019, an analysis found that the herbicide, called glyphosate, can increase the risk of cancer in exposed individuals by up to 41%.
A study conducted at the University of Washington found that exposure to Roundup and other chemical products that include glyphosate significantly increases the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Several high-profile cases have made it to courts throughout the country, and people whose cancer may be linked to Roundup and glyphosate have received large settlements. People can be exposed to glyphosate in many ways, especially after spraying Roundup weed killer. Those ways include:
- Coming into direct contact with the spray
- Drinking contaminated water
- Eating contaminated food
- Breathing airborne particles after the product is sprayed
If you or someone you love was exposed to glyphosate and you developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, it’s important to have an experienced legal team on your side. The defective product lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough know what you’re going through, and we want to help you get maximum compensation.
Contact us today and let us start building your claim. We’ll calculate how much you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your settlement.