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EPA Named Defendant In New Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

A number of consumer rights groups have filed a Monsanto Roundup lawsuit against the EPA over their allowance of a new herbicide that uses the allegedly cancerous chemical glyphosate.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - Monsanto Roundup lawyers representing plaintiffs in claims against the agricultural giant have begun to name the Environmental Protection Agency as a Plaintiff in the allegations filed in relation to cancer accusations. The lawsuits allege that Monsanto tampered with evidence given to the EPA regarding the approval of the chemical glyphosate. Glyphosate is currently at the center of the allegations in Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto, with plaintiffs claiming the company was aware of its cancer causing properties and did not warn consumers of the serious risks associated with their product.

The lawsuits against Monsanto have focused on the early history of the approval of the drug glyphosate. The drug, which is the active ingredient in the Roundup weedkiller that has allegedly been tied to cancer, did not glide through the EPA's testing process but instead had many roadblocks as is oscillated between being designated 'not a carcinogen' and 'possible carcinogen.' If it was designated as a chemical that could potentially cause cancer, there is a chance the EPA would not have allowed it to be included in the weedkiller product which so many consumers and businesses use because of the widespread exposure to the risk for cancer contraction.

The plaintiffs' lawsuits claim that Monsanto directly tampered with the testing bodies that were doing the investigations into the safety of the drug back in the 1980s and 1990s. It was during this time that the designation for glyphosate went back and for between being cancerous and non-cancerous until it eventually fell on the side of non-cancerous and was approved for use in Roundup products.

Since that time multiple medical studies have surfaced linking glyphosate to cancer, and the allegations presented in the Monsanto Roundup lawsuits focus on the fact that the company was aware of these connections and pushed testing companies to instead file good reports related to glyphosate to the EPA. The nature of the reports did not fit into the story that has since been solidified through numerous studies into glyphosate.

The EPA has been included in recent Monsanto Roundup lawsuits because plaintiffs feel the federal agency did not get the results they were given thoroughly enough, especially given the ties between Monsanto and the companies from which they received the results. The Roundup attorneys for the plaintiffs feel that the EPA bears responsibility for cancer causing glyphosate chemical's widespread exposure and the detrimental effect it had on those who used it.

Monsanto is the main defendant in the Roundup lawsuits, though a number of other entities are being included in the allegations make it seems as if the plaintiffs are focusing on a systemic failure beyond just Monsanto that lead to the ubiquitous use of Roundup without any warnings related to glyphosate. The company maintains that it is guilty of no wrongdoing and that it had no part in tampering with the evidence presented to the EPA. Those claims will be addressed in trial however if one of these lawsuits is selected as a bellwether for this litigation.

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