March 18, 2019 — Monsanto is facing over 9,000 lawsuits from people who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup weed-killer, but not all experts are convinced of a risk.
Last summer, a terminally ill school groundskeeper named Dewayne Johnson won a $78 million victory against Monsanto when jurors agreed that Monsanto failed to warn him about the risks of Roundup.
In the most recent trial, a man with lymphoma named Ed Hardeman is pursuing a similar jury verdict. He also accuses Monsanto of failing to warn him about the potential dangers of exposure to Roundup.
At one point, Roundup was advertised as “safe enough to drink” in a training seminar viewed by Johnson. Monsanto also claimed that Roundup was less toxic than table salt in ad campaigns in the 1990s.
Johnson was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014, after suffering a skin rash and lesions. After the diagnosis, he started to do some of his own research. He found numerous studies linking glyphosate with cancer — as well as studies funded by Monsanto that found no risk of cancer.
Most recently, in February 2019 a study by 3 U.S. universities found that individuals with high exposures to Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides were 41% more likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s international agency for research on cancer upgraded the herbicide in Roundup (glyphosate) as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The courts will continue to debate Roundup’s risks for several more years. In the meantime, some lawmakers are not taking chances.
French authorities banned the sale of Roundup for home-gardening earlier this year. Germany and Italy are also reportedly considering restricting sales of Roundup. In the U.S., Roundup is not banned, but the state of California has added it to a list of carcinogenic chemicals.
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