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University Study Finds Occupational Use of Roundup Weedkiller May Increase Cancer Risk By Over 40 percent

Professional farmers, groundskeepers, state maintenance workers, golf course maintenance personnel, and other professionals that are licensed as herbicide or pesticide applicators may be at an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma from exposure to Roundup weedkiller

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - CNN is reporting the shocking, yet questionable findings of researchers from the University of Washington that glyphosate in the American food chain increases the risk of individuals developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare but deadly form of cancer by 41%. The conclusions drawn by the university researcher's analysis are being doubted and called into question because according to Monsanto researchers did not produce any new study but relied on their interpretation of existing data. The report on glyphosate causing cancer was published by the journal Mutation Research. Interesting to note was the study focused on those in the farming, landscaping, and property maintenance business, occupations that normally require the regular application of Roundup or other glyphosate-based weedkillers. The research was spurred by the $78 million jury award to California school groundskeeper DeWayne "Lee" Johnson who alleged that glyphosate in Roundup herbicide accumulated on the surface of his skin causing the irritations that contributed to his developing cancer. The plaintiff's attorneys called on the testimony of an expert witness who testified that glyphosate can bio-accumulate to cancer-causing levels on the skin over time, testimony that Monsanto refuted only by calling it "junk science." Johnson testified that he would often come home covered in glyphosate and that there was no warning on the product to urge users of Roundup to wear protective waterproof clothing when spraying the weedkiller. Johnson's success has encouraged thousands of others to consult with Monsanto Roundup herbicide attorneys who can help families and people affected by roundup herbicide and provide a free no obligation consultation.

Researchers performing the analysis call it "the most up-to-date analysis of glyphosate and its link with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma." According to the study's co-author Rachel Shaffer, a University of Washington doctoral student in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, the study "incorporate(s) a 2018 study of more than 54,000 people who work as licensed pesticide applicators." Scientists combined their findings with those of the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) that also found that glyphosate was carcinogenic in animals and therefore "probably carcinogenic in human beings." The study cites the practice of "burn down" with exposing farm workers with increased levels of glyphosate. Burn down refers to spraying crops a second time, a day or two before harvest, in order to kill residual weeds and prevent them from being harvested. According to the University of Washington, the study was conducted by senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics and co-authored by Luoping Zhang and Lemaan Rana in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Emanuela Taioli in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and the University of Washington Retirement Association Aging Fellowship.

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