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What You Need to Know About Using Roundup Herbicide

by Olufisayo
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Like most people, you probably don’t think about what processes go on in your food production before buying it. As a society, we place a lot of trust in big companies to do the right thing when it comes to testing for the safety of consumption.

Unfortunately, Monsanto betrayed that trust with their chemical compound RoundUp, which is the most used herbicide in the US.

Although this herbicide does exactly what it’s meant to – kill off weeds – it also has lethal health repercussions on the individuals who use it most often, such as farmers and agricultural workers.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Roundup lawsuit and what to do if you’ve been affected.

What is RoundUp?

RoundUp is a chemical compound that has been used as a herbicide since 1974. The main active ingredient, called Glyphosate, has been linked to several diseases such as:

  • Cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Farmers and individuals who work closely with this compound have double the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. So how was Monsanto able to keep this knowledge quiet for so long?

The company was able to convince users that their product was only harmful to weeds – not people. However, Glyphosate was found to be genotoxic and a carcinogen and the research couldn’t be questioned.

Should You Be Worried?

The people who are at the highest risk for developing complications associated with RoundUp are those who worked with it more closely, such as farmers and agricultural workers.

These individuals would have been working with this herbicide every day, applying it daily to their crops. Complications arise due to the length of time the individual spent being exposed to the compound.

It’s easy to see why being around such a dangerous chemical every day would lead to health issues. If you are among those who worked with RoundUp every day, or even if you have come in contact with it, it is crucial for your health to ensure that this compound has not affected you in any way.

If you have come in contact with it and are concerned, make sure to see a doctor. Then, take legal action.

Why Are People Taking Legal Action?

Monsanto was not upfront with the knowledge they had about the risks Glyphosate posed. They claimed that RoundUp was “safer than table salt.”

All the while, they had a research that proved otherwise. However, they chose to cover this information up.

As a result, the Roundup litigation lawsuit has turned into a class-action lawsuit. More and more people are coming forward with complications directly related to their exposure to RoundUp. The individuals who used this product were not aware of the dangers associated with exposure, so they did not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.

Not only is this a matter of legal ethics, because they gave misleading information to the public for monetary gain, but also fraud. Monsanto had been forging toxicity test results, making their product seem less harmful than it actually was.

What to Do If You’ve Been Affected

Since so many people have come forward with issues due to RoundUp, many law firms have taken an interest in this case. These firms are fully equipped to support those who have been affected and get them the justice they deserve.

Monsanto not only abused the trust of their consumers by promoting false advertisement but also put people’s lives at risk by falsifying data. Because of this, many believe that it is time for Monsanto to take the necessary steps to rectify the situation.

If you have been injured as a result of handling or coming in contact with RoundUp, it is within your right to take legal action today.

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