Several cancers are linked to Roundup exposure, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, and large B-cell lymphoma. Glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in Roundup, has been most commonly linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Furthermore, glyphosate could be an endocrine disruptor, according to research on the subject. The chemical has also been linked to birth defects, liver disease, kidney disease, and reproductive problems. Glyphosate may destroy helpful gut bacteria and damage DNA.
Studies from 2019 Showcase Roundup-Cancer Connection
The link between Roundup and cancer is due to the product's main herbicide ingredient, glyphosate. Several 2019 studies report a link between glyphosate and cancer:
- U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's toxicological profile for glyphosate (April 2019) confirms a heightened risk of cancer from glyphosate exposures.
- The International Journal of Epidemiology (March 2019) published a study in which they analyzed data from studies conducted in France, Norway, and the U.S. of over 30,000 farmers and agricultural workers. The report divulged a connection between glyphosate and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
- A new meta-analysis published in Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research (February 2019) revealed a “compelling link” between glyphosate-based herbicides and NHL. The study's authors included three who were members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientific advisory panel.
- An analysis published in Environmental Sciences Europe (January 2019) challenged the U.S. EPA's classification of glyphosate, stating that the EPA ignored substantial scientific evidence of genotoxicity (the adverse effect on cells' genetic material) associated with Roundup and other weed-killing products.
Previous Studies on Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide and NHL
A variety of research groups have studied glyphosate's carcinogenic properties. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published its findings on the topic, stating that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Later, another study, Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence, explored the NHL-glyphosate connection. As a review of six earlier studies on the topic, the 2016 research focused its attention on individuals who had experienced high exposure to glyphosate. The researchers found that this “high impact” group demonstrated a 41 percent higher risk of NHL than individuals with lesser or no exposure to the herbicide.
Identifying High-Risk Groups for Roundup-Induced Cancer
Roundup has enjoyed a center-stage position among agricultural workers since 1974. The powerful herbicide's popularity grew around the world and also gained traction for home and commercial use.
A wide and varied population of Roundup users exist today. Some have experienced greater exposure to the weed killer and its glyphosate ingredient than others, but all suffer an increased risk of NHL and other cancers.
Workers who stand at most significant risk of Roundup exposure, include:
- Commercial farmers
- Lawn maintenance workers
- Landscaping professionals
- Soil scientists and surveyors
Roundup Users Who Developed Cancer Are Suing Monsanto for Negligence
People who developed cancer are lining up to hold Roundup manufacturer Roundup accountable for their actions.
Their legal claims are founded on the fact that Monsanto's multi-tiered acts of negligence directly caused their cancer. Specifically, plaintiffs are presenting the following arguments in their lawsuits against Monsanto:
- Monsanto designed and sold their Roundup product, which is carcinogenic.
- Monsanto was reckless and negligent in its testing of its Roundup product.
- Monsanto was aware of the fact that its Roundup product is carcinogenic and failed to warn consumers.
- Monsanto tried to sway regulators and scientists in their conclusions about the Roundup product's safety.
Tosi & Rose Mass Tort Lawyers Can Represent You
Tosi & Rose is a mass-tort law firm that is currently accepting cases wherein people who have used Roundup have been diagnosed with NHL or another cancer. Call us today at 888-311-8292 for a free, no-obligation consultation.