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Roundup Herbicide Contains Dangerous Chemicals In Addition to Glyphosate

Surfactants, soap-like chemicals found in Roundup, could cause glyphosate to enter the body through the skin and become carcinogenic

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Roundup herbicide is being accused of causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer in occupational users such as farmers and farm workers, landscapers and professional gardeners, and government park and property maintenance personnel that use the chemical regularly and in large quantities. Three separate juries in the last 12 months have determined that Roundup herbicide causes cancer when a person in one the above occupations comes into direct skin contact with the chemical. A California jury last month awarded a couple $2 billion for cancer they say was caused by Roundup herbicide, sending shock waves throughout Bayer, the company that purchased Monsanto in 2018 for $63 million. Roundup cancer attorneys have vast experience handling these type of cases and offer a free no obligation consultation.

There is considerable confusion surrounding whether glyphosate is cancer-causing or the chemical mixture that is Roundup herbicide that is the culprit. Monsanto, with the support of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has repeatedly claimed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup does not cause cancer, however, singling out glyphosate alone could be misleading. Roundup herbicide becomes a carcinogenic chemical cocktail when combined with certain surfactants that make the herbicide potentially lethal to humans. Surfactant chemicals used in Roundup cause glyphosate to enter the cells of the plant and also cause glyphosate to enter the human body and bloodstream through the skin. In so doing glyphosate can bio-accumulate to high levels that even Monsanto admits could be carcinogenic. In addition, penetrating human cells can cause DNA damage that effects future generations. Researchers at MIT theorize that such DNA damage can be the root cause of the explosions of autism and obesity in the current generation of children.

Lawsuits to date make no mention of developing cancer by eating the plants that were sprayed with Roundup as a possible means of contracting cancer although there is a concern that glyphosate is starting to show up in increasing and illegal levels in the breakfast foods such as cereal and power bars that we feed our children.

You would think that farmers and landscapers would be particularly angry at Monsanto for failing to warn them to use protective clothing when applying Roundup but it seems that just the opposite is the case. Farmers around the world rely on Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides to control weeds, reduce costs, and make their business competitive. Without Roundup they would have to pay much more for either weed control or water bills and they would have to price their crop higher. Farmers generally think that banning glyphosate would raise the price of their crops to prohibitively expensive levels. In addition to farmers, professional landscapers love the results they get with Roundup and say that they would not have a profitable business without it. For them, Roundup reduces the cost of pulling weeds, essential to creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes and banning the chemical would raise their labor costs and put them out of business. Professional landscapers say that there is no good alternative herbicide on the market and that Roundup is the safest they know. Most feel that protecting themselves against touching or breathing the chemical is just common sense.

Federal, state, and local governments are taking the glyphosate cancer scare very seriously and some have stopped spraying the chemical in areas where children play such as around schools, playgrounds, and parks. Government officials tasked with protecting the health of its citizens are faced with the dilemma that banning glyphosate could lead to replacing it with an even more toxic chemical.

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