RoundUp is one of the most popular brands of herbicides and weedkillers. Introduced by the Monsanto Company in 1974, this product is used by farmers, landscapers, groundskeepers, and both commercial and home gardeners. RoundUp is marketed as an easy-to-use and effective product for killing stubborn plants such as dandelions, kudzu, and poison ivy.
The primary ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate, a chemical that works by blocking proteins essential to plant growth. Glyphosate has been linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells. In 2015, the World Health Organization listed glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Currently, the US Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing glyphosate to determine its status as a carcinogen.
In addition to being linked with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, studies suggest that glyphosate may also cause reproductive and developmental problems, as well as kidney and liver damage.
Monsanto, the manufacturer of RoundUp, faces thousands of lawsuits from those who allege they developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after using RoundUp. If you or a loved one developed serious health problems after using RoundUp, please contact us.