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Monsanto Advised Their Employees To Wear Protective Gear While Using Roundup Herbicide

Internal documents could be cited and force Monsanto/Bayer to label Roundup warning users to wear protective waterproof clothing

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Approximately 80.000 to 100,000 individuals have either filed suit or joined existing litigation accusing Monsanto and their parent company Bayer of failing to warn their customers of the cancer dangers linked to using Roundup Herbicide, the company's flagship product. Several lawsuits have been decided over the last couple of years against Monsanto by plaintiffs that have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly cancer by coming into direct skin contact while spraying the chemical repeatedly and for years. Juries have awarded the plaintiffs hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages based on Monsanto's failure to warn industrial users of the weedkiller like school and government property maintenance workers, landscapers and home gardeners, and farmers and farmworkers that coming into contact with glyphosate directly to the skin can cause irritation leading to cancer. Roundup cancer lawsuits are handled by top national attorneys with a winning track record against big corporations and offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim.

DeWayne Lee Johnson was the first plaintiff to bring a case and win against Monsanto for just that reason, and took the witness stand to show the jury his body that was covered in cancerous lesions where he came into contact with the chemical the International Agency for Research on Cancer says is "probably carcinogenic." In addition to the direct evidence like Mr. Johnson's physical condition, plaintiffs have presented to the court internal Monsanto correspondence and emails that indicate the company privately advised their employees to take greater protective measures than what they warned the public. According to an investigative report published recently by The, "A growing number of individuals say that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the dangers of using Roundup and had marketed the chemical spray as harmless to humans, while internally recommending that its employees use gloves and protective gear. Critics say that the Roundup formula used in the U.S. also contains a surfactant that makes the herbicide far more toxic than the variation of the spray sold in the European market." Such a surfactant chemical was added exclusively to the Roundup herbicide recipe to make glyphosate stick to the leaves and stem of target weeds, accumulate and become more thoroughly absorbed rather than run off directly into the surrounding soil. Scientists think that bioaccumulation of glyphosate may also apply to human skin. Monsanto is appealing the jury awards in the three cases that were decided against them and Mr. Johnson, whose award had already been reduced to $78 million from $289 million, is counter appealing to have his original award reinstated.

According to The Intercept, Monsanto's lawyers are also being accused of trying to discredit the IARC and their glyphosate determination and get the US government to end their support for the world body. US state governments like the State of California automatically included Roundup herbicide on their official list of chemicals sold in the state that contain ingredients that cause cancer when the IARC published a similar conclusion. No independent tests were necessary and the state took the word of the World Health Organization's unit on its face.

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