If you get Roundup on your skin, you may increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, other types of cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, and even possible changes to your DNA leading to severe medical conditions over time.
Overview of Roundup
Roundup is a weed killer, herbicide, and pesticide, manufactured by a company named Monsanto, which was recently bought out by Bayer. The agricultural community used Roundup widely in the United States and throughout the world for more than four decades. According to research, farmers used over 6 billion kilograms of this product in the last decade alone. In the past two decades, research has pointed towards the fact that the cancer-causing ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, may lead to serious medical conditions, health complications, and even cancer when Roundup gets on your skin.
Roundup and Glyphosate
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that the chemical glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.” Carcinogenic means that a chemical has the capacity to cause cancer in humans. It is important to note that other organizations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, do not consider glyphosate to directly increase the risk of, or cause cancer. However, while there is a debate in the medical community, researchers consistently showed a connection between Roundup, Glyphosate, and serious medical conditions for the past 20 years. Even as far back as 2001, the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention research showed direct causation between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and glyphosate.
The Dangers of Getting Roundup On Your Skin
Most of the way that farmers and those in agricultural communities come in contact with Roundup is through exposure to the skin. As this chemical is sprayed in the air or spread on different areas of the farming community, it would land on the skin of those spraying it.
Taking care of your skin is extremely important. When dangerous chemicals come into contact with a person’s skin, it may result in serious, long-term damage. Glyphosate may enter into the skin over time with repeated exposure. In fact, the National Center for Biotechnology Information states that glyphosate on skin can lead to severe irritation, photo-contact dermatitis, or even severe burns.
As skin cells continue to deteriorate over time, they may increase the risk of the development of different types of cancer or medical conditions. As a known carcinogen and cancer-causing agent, being consistently exposed to glyphosate over a substantial period of time can increase your risk of developing several serious medical conditions. Exposure to Roundup and glyphosate can increase a person’s chance of developing Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
According to a recent study from scientists at the University of Washington, Roundup increases a person’s risk of cancer over their lifetime by more than 40 percent. If your skin suffered exposure to Roundup and you fear you may develop any of these medical conditions, only a doctor is capable of making a diagnosis.
Disruption of the Endocrine System
Along with all of the above medical conditions, research continues to show that glyphosate on the skin absorbs over time, causing severe damage to the endocrine system. When a person’s endocrine system suffers damage, it may lead to reproductive challenges and birth defects. There is a link between the damage suffered in the DNA of a human embryo, placenta, and umbilical cord with the direct exposure to the chemical glyphosate.
A Roundup Lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help
The most commonly associated kind of cancer caused by Roundup is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you believe that you or your loved one developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma based on exposure to Roundup or the chemical glyphosate, consider visiting with our legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Call (800) 794-0444 to learn how a Roundup lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and help you determine your next steps.
You should not have to suffer further damage from your situation, such as enduring mounting medical bills if you developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can defend your rights and fight for a fair financial award on your behalf. The defendant should pay for any treatment you or a loved one needs, not you. We are here to seek justice and hold liable parties accountable for their wrongdoing that resulted in your injuries.