Dealing With Roundup Injuries & Side Effects
Dangerous chemicals often have serious results. If you experienced Roundup Injuries & Side Effects the Accident Attorneys of America could help. Call us today!
What Is a Roundup Injury?
Roundup is a popular weed killer in the US that has been around since the 1970s. Although Roundup maker Monsanto introduced it in 1974, it didn’t become popular until the 1990s. The herbicide brand now owned by Bayer contains the chemical glyphosate as its primary active ingredient.
Recently, there have been increasing health and safety concerns regarding the product. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO) – announced in 2015 that glyphosate, the weed killer’s main ingredient, is a probable human carcinogen. There have also been reports that the product can cause other kinds of injuries/illnesses with varying levels of severity, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to eye irritations.
All of this has resulted in several Roundup cancer lawsuits from different individuals across the country, claiming they have developed an injury or disease or certain types of cancer due to their exposure and use of the herbicide.
If you are in such a position, and you’ve suffered harm or received a cancer diagnosis, or developed any other side effect due to your exposure to the weed killer, you might be able to file a claim in court and get compensated for the harm you’ve suffered.
You can speak with experienced attorneys in this area to learn your options.
Exposure to Roundup: What Does Roundup Do to Your Body?
The Roundup weed killer has been liked to different side effects among individuals who have used it over long periods. The severity of the side effects ranges from mild to severe, depending on the level of exposure.
Exposure can occur by eating food that has been treated with glyphosate or by skin absorption. Absorbed or ingested glyphosate will pass through the body relatively quickly. But the effects might be more severe if you consistently eat food grown on farms where Roundup was routinely used.
Fortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to regulating pesticide chemical residues on farm-grown foods, including Roundup’s glyphosate. So, Roundup exposure from ingested foods may not be too much of a concern.
What Are Roundup Exposure Symptoms?
A brief exposure or inhalation of glyphosate-based weed killers, like Roundup, can also cause skin, nose, and eye irritation. If swallowed intentionally or otherwise, the product can cause your mouth and throat to burn. It could also lead to increased saliva, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and even death.
Can Roundup Cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (also called non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL, or just lymphoma) is a type of cancer that affects some white blood cells and causes them to grow abnormally.
Despite the stance of the US Environmental Protection Agency that there is no link between Roundup weed killer and cancer, some independent studies have made this stance questionable. Some researchers have found evidence that exposure to glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).
According to these studies, the risk of NHL after glyphosate exposure is above 40 percent. Therefore, the results imply that exposure to Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, can cause NHL or at least cause an increased risk of developing a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Can Roundup Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?
While there is no conclusive proof that glyphosate, as used in Roundup, can cause Alzheimer’s, there appears to be a link between the chemical and the disease. Some researchers have found a significant relationship between exposure to glyphosate commercial herbicides, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. In other words, glyphosate can lead to an increased rate of neural cell death, advancing degenerative diseases typically associated with senior citizens.
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are characterized by progressive nervous system deterioration over time. Such illnesses can significantly affect the quality of life for those affected; in most cases, their effects are irreversible.
If you’re at risk for such diseases, consider limiting your exposure to Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides.
Does Exposure to Roundup Lead to Birth Defects?
Working with Roundup or other glyphosate weed killers might prove dangerous for your unborn child if you’re pregnant. Scientists have identified several possible health risks for babies whose mothers were exposed to glyphosate. Some of those risks include the following:
- Congenital disabilities or congenital disabilities
- Pre-term delivery
The results of the referenced studies show a significant relationship between glyphosate exposure and the above risks in chickens, frogs, rats, and humans. While the evidence may not be conclusive, it’s better to be safe than sorry. As a result, several medical professionals recommend avoiding exposure to this chemical during pregnancy.
Who Is at Risk for Roundup Exposure?
Although anyone can be exposed to Roundup weed killer, people who work with it daily, such as farmers, agricultural workers, and professional and home gardeners, are most at risk of developing cancer or any other associated illness/side effect.
However, any individual exposed to Roundup can experience side effects. Also, you don’t even have to be the one using it directly to be exposed. Anyone who comes in contact with its fumes might be affected by its side effects. So, if you work with Roundup frequently, or you’ve come in contact with the product, and are experiencing any of the Roundup exposure symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately. You might also want to talk to an attorney to learn your options.
Accident Attorneys of America: What Can We Do For You?
If you’re dealing with Roundup exposure and have been diagnosed with cancer or any other health issue due to your exposure, do not lose hope. You may be able to get justice and compensation for your suffering and pain through legal means. But you may need to retain the services of an experienced attorney to help fight your case.
Many individuals who have filed a Roundup lawsuit claim that the manufacturer had known that glyphosate was hazardous to humans but failed to warn the consumers of the potential health and cancer risk. Your attorney can assess the facts of your case from a practical and legal perspective and help you determine the proper course of action that would lead to the desired outcome. Consider reaching out to one to get started on your case.
If you have further questions on filing a Roundup cancer lawsuit or other related issues, contact America’s accident attorneys. We’d be happy to help you resolve the necessary issues and provide personalized solutions according to your unique needs.
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