A San Francisco jury has ruled that Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed killer, was likely responsible for causing 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s cancer.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health organization, in 2015.
The suit by Hardeman, who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is the second major loss for Roundup in a California court. In the first case, a jury found in favor of 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper also suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson had applied Roundup 20-30 times annually and had two incidents which resulted in his being soaked by the product.
Roundup was the first glyphosate-based weed killer, but is no longer patent-protected so many other versions of the weed killer are now available on the market. Monsanto, the longtime maker of Roundup, was acquired last year by Bayer for $63 billion.
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