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Glyphosate's Cancer Symptoms Can Take Decades To Become Apparent

Millions of occupational users of Roundup herbicide could be unaware they are living with terminal cancer

Monday, March 11, 2019 - It can take 10 years or more, on average, for the first signs of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer, to present itself alerting a patient to get treatment. This is a scary thought for the thousands of farmers in the US that employ their family members to manage their crops and spray Roundup herbicide to control weeds. It is also scary for the millions of homeowners that use Roundup on their suburban lawns one day, only to have their young children running around on them the next. The old phrase "out of sight, out of mind" applies to the early stages of cancer more than any other disease, however. Cancer's latency period is no excuse for Monsanto/Bayer claiming that glyphosate is safe.

According to Very Well Health online, "The average latency period for hematologic (blood-related) cancers such as leukemias and lymphomas was 51 months but varied from 10 to 110 months. The average latency period for solid tumors was 110 months, but with this period of time ranging from 25 to 236 months." Smoking cigarettes is a good example of how long it takes from the first time one is exposed to a carcinogenic substance to the negative effects of cancer becoming apparent. Most people who smoke cigarettes eventually get one type of cancer or another and it is easy for a person to remember when they started smoking. A chemical such as nicotine, asbestos, or glyphosate need not be the only carcinogen that a person is exposed to that could trigger cancer. Cancer is a "multifactorial disease," according to Very Well Health. National Monsanto Roundup cancer attorneys offer free consultation to people harmed from glyphosate.

In a recent article in the, at least one California farmer is afraid for the lives of his family members due to their exposure to Roundup. John Barton a third-generation family farmer was diagnosed with NHL in 2015, more than 20 years after he first started spraying Roundup herbicide on his California cotton farm. Mr. Barton is planning to join thousands of others cancer sufferers that allege that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup caused triggered his disease. In 2018 the State of California added glyphosate to its official list of chemicals sold in the state that cause cancer. Barton fears that his two sons could meet an early death from cancer having worked alongside him for years spraying Roundup herbicide on the crops.

Monsanto/Bayer is under extreme pressure to defend glyphosate, its flagship product in court as close to 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against them. Most plaintiffs are occupational users of Roundup herbicide such as farmers, farm workers, landscapers, government and golf course maintenance workers and home gardeners that have had direct skin contact with the chemical; According to the Guardian John Barton claims "My family were farming 1,000 acres of cotton, so we'd be out in the fields spraying it, and we'd get our pants wet, our shoes wet, our socks wet, and if the wind changed it would blow in our face," Barton tells me. "We did that spring, summer, and fall for most of my life. There was really no regulation at the time that we were spraying Roundup; no one was offered any protection. But I didn't think anything of it, as they kept telling us how safe it was."

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