You spray it on your lawn. You sprinkle it on the fruits and vegetables in your home garden. Farmers use it on the food you eat. Is it as harmless as its manufacturer claims? What’s the real story behind Roundup weed killer safety?
One of the world’s most popular herbicides may be toxic to humans. That’s the conclusion reached by a number of researchers, medical professionals, and international agencies. If true, the revelations could be a bombshell for farmers, consumers, homeowners, and the company that manufactures Roundup Weed Killer—Monsanto.
The controversy surrounds a chemical called glyphosate, one of the primary Roundup ingredients. It all started back in 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled glyphosate a likely carcinogen. Why? Because research tied the chemical to incidents of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.1 In light of this new evidence, the EPA has said it will reevaluate the product.2
Additional research suggests that glyphosate dangers go far beyond cancer. One peer-reviewed report, co-authored by Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsel, says the active ingredients in Roundup may contribute to or worsen a number of common conditions, including:
If you believe you or someone you love has suffered adverse health effects because of Roundup Weed Killer, particularly if you have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, contact Saunders & Walker P.A. today. We can help you evaluate your legal options.
According to Monsanto, its products are safe for people to digest because glyphosate only affects weeds, not mammals. Not so, says Seneff and Samsel, who argue that glyphosate weed killers destroy gut bacteria—the beneficial kinds that are essential for optimal health.
Without good bacteria to kill off harmful pathogens, it’s easy for invaders to overrun the body. Throw in glyphosate’s ability to inhibit important enzymes, and the adverse health effects become apparent. If further testing confirms these initial studies, then Roundup grass killer may take its place as one of the world’s most dangerous products.3
The bottom line: If you use Roundup to kill weeds or if you eat food treated with the product, you may be putting your health in jeopardy.
The recent disclosures about Roundup weed killer safety have opened the door for lawsuits. They may eventually pave the way for a major class action lawsuit against the maker of Roundup Weed Killer.
In fact, courts around the world, from France to San Francisco, have already taken up the case. In 2009, one French court ruled that Monsanto was guilty of false adverting when they claimed their popular weed killer was “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable.” 3 Other courts are already examining the issue.
So far, released court documents suggest that not only were Monsanto’s adverting claims false but so was third-party research that seemed to support the company’s claims. Indeed, the company may have acted as a ghostwriter on a number of academic studies that confirmed the product’s safety record while suppressing Roundup weed killer dangers.4 In short, there is mounting evidence that Monsanto engaged in false advertisement when they touted the safety of their herbicide products.
If you think you might be a victim of Roundup’s false advertising, call Saunders & Walker P.A. at 1-800-748-7115 to get more information and join the other victims in seeking redress.