Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

FOLLOW US: 

June 19, 2019

Roundup May Cause More Complications than Cancer Alone

A new report reveals cancer is only one of many serious health concerns linked to long-term exposure to glyphosate in weed killers like Roundup. Bloomberg News recently published an article informing glyphosate in Roundup could potentially cause health risks including liver damage, water pollution, birth defects, and kidney damage.

“Studies over the past decade suggest that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — pollutes water sources, hangs around in soil far longer than previously suspected, and routinely taints human food supplies,” stated the article’s author Mark Buchanan, a physicist and science writer. “Toxicity studies in rodents have found that glyphosate can damage the liver and kidneys, even for doses in the range generally considered safe for humans.”

The International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded in 2015 that glyphosate is a likely human carcinogen, relying on public, peer-reviewed research to reach their conclusion. Other researchers, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Food and Safety Authority, declined to reach the same conclusion as the IARC. However, Buchanan’s findings suggest the EPA and EFSA’s methodologies and science were unreliable and outdated, stating an international team of biologists concluded that the EFSA’s studies deviated from standard hazard-assessment practices.

Thousands of victims across the U.S. have filed and continue to file lawsuits against Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of Roundup weed killer. Each Roundup case raises similar allegations that the plaintiff in question developed cancer(s) like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from long-term exposure to the glyphosate in Roundup weed killer. Over 15,000 Roundup lawsuits are currently filed nationwide, and multimillion-dollar awards have already been awarded to several Roundup victims, one even totaling over $2 billion.

“Cancer may only be part of the story,” Buchanan related in Bloomberg.
A study published in April of this year lends to Buchanan’s findings, with researchers discovering that glyphosate might negatively impact biological functions for generations. This study published in Scientific Reports found that in rats fed glyphosate, the next two generations of offspring experienced malign effects of glyphosate exposure.

“These rats, without ever being exposed to glyphosate, nevertheless showed a prominent tendency toward prostate disease, obesity, kidney disease, ovarian disease, and birth abnormalities” Buchanan reported. While cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have been the main focus of current Roundup lawsuits, new studies may reveal more adverse health conditions directly linked to glyphosate in Roundup.

All current Roundup claims are now centralized for pretrial proceedings in the Northern District of California before U.S. District Judge Vice Chhabria as part of a multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs claim that Bayer’s Monsanto Company did not provide consumers with adequate warnings about the adverse heath risks of using Roundup.

Recent Posts

J&J Discontinues Talcum Baby Powder in US and Canada

Johnson & Johnson announced their decision to discontinue their talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada due to the fall in demand from mounting lawsuits of their baby powder causing cancer. On Tuesday May 19, the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant announced that sales J&J baby powder have fallen due to allegations of […]

Read More
Texas Jury Trial Proceeds Over Zoom during Coronavirus Pandemic

It what may be a first in the U.S., Texas judges requested a jury pool to a court proceeding via video teleconference due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the country. On May 18, a panel of judges and lawyers picked a jury over a Zoom conference video for a “summary jury […]

Read More

Contact Us Today for your free, in-depth case evaluation

We're on Your Side
We're available 24/7
no fees unless you win

Free in-depth 
no obligation case evaluation

ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT: Not available in all states, Andrew Van Arsdale, supervising attorney is licensed only in California, Montana and Nevada, but associates with attorneys throughout the country, Principal office: 3667 Voltaire Street, San Diego, California 92106. 

Consult a doctor on all medical decisions. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services performed is greater than the quality of the legal services performed by other lawyers. AVA Law Group, Inc. not accepting cases in states where this advertising conflicts with laws or state rules. Legal representation is not offered or available in Tennessee. While AVA Law Group, Inc. maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.
envelopephone-handsetmap-markerarrow-right
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram