Recently, Monsanto has been under fire for allegedly attempting to ghostwrite research on their weed control product Roundup in an attempt to influence scientific research. The emails that have been released date back as far as 2001.
In March of 2015, a report by World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer stated that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” and “limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma”. Worldwide, glyphosate is the most highly produced pesticide on the market due to the large number of crops that have been genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate.
While the bulk of the population has had limited exposure to high levels of glyphosate because they only use it for residential purposes, there is a greater number of people in the agricultural industry who face potential life changing cancer diagnoses due to the continued exposure to glyphosate.
Monsanto is currently facing lawsuits that Roundup, a popular weed killer in both residential and commercial applications, contains a cancer causing ingredient called glyphosate. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is cancer of the lymphatic system – the one that fights disease in your body. Doctors don’t know what causes NHL, but they do know that it occurs when the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).
Our firm is currently investigating claims that Roundup (with the active ingredient glyphosate) has led to a cancer diagnosis. If you or someone you love has been exposed to Roundup and you have received a cancer diagnosis, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please call our office for your free consultation.
IARC Monographs Volume 112: evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides: http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/MonographVolume112.pdf
Emails show Monsanto tried to ‘ghostwrite’ research https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/16/emails-show-monsanto-tried-ghostwrite-research/99248950/
Patients: Roundup gave us cancer as EPA official helped the company http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/health/roundup-herbicide-cancer-allegations/index.html