Roundup is banned in several states and different counties throughout the United States. According to City Lab, some include:
- New York City, NY
- Portland, Maine
- Miami, FL
- Los Angeles County, CA
Other places have restricted the use of the chemical, including:
- Seattle, WA
- Austin, TX
Additionally, several countries throughout the world have either full bans or partial bans on the usage of Roundup.
Understanding Why Roundup Is Banned
Glyphosate is the main herbicide in Roundup, which has been widely used since 1974 to kill weeds and unwanted vegetation.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded after reviewing scientific research that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic.”
While this research remains contested and debated among other well-known agencies throughout the world such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), many states throughout the United States and countries have made the decision to either limit the use of, or completely ban products containing glyphosate.
Roundup Banned in the Following Areas of the United States
The United States does not have a universal ban on Roundup or products containing glyphosate. However, certain states and counties have required the discontinuation of usage of these products for safety reasons. The following are the states and cities that have banned Roundup:
- Arizona: Tucson requires city property to use organic weed control.
- California: Several cities, including Burbank, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Petaluma, Richmond, Thousand Oaks, and more, have banned or restricted glyphosate use.
- Colorado: Colorado cities that currently have a ban on Roundup include Boulder and Durango.
- Connecticut: The state of Connecticut enacted Public Act 09-56 that eliminated the use of pesticides near K-8 schools. Cities like Branford, Cheshire, Essex, Greenwich, Manchester, Plainville, Roxbury, Watertown, and Woodbridge all have full or partial bans on any product containing glyphosate.
- Illinois: Chicago, Evanston, Franklin Park, Naperville, and Urbana all banned Roundup.
- Iowa: Dubuque banned the use of products containing glyphosate in public parks, and Story County eliminated the use of all chemical pesticides on most public land.
- Florida: Miami banned Roundup and products containing glyphosate on city property. Other Florida cities that restrict or banned Roundup include Fort Myers, Key West, Martin County, Miami Beach, North Miami, Satellite Beach, and Stuart.
- Maine: 29 cities have ordinances either banning or restricting the use of glyphosate-containing pesticides.
- Maryland: Montgomery County legislated the ban of pesticides on private lawns, and Takoma Park issued an order to ban all pesticides for public and private property.
- Minnesota: Minneapolis enacted legislation phasing out the use of any pesticides containing glyphosate in public parks.
- Nevada: The city of Reno has enacted a pilot program to make the entire city free of pesticides.
- New Jersey: The state of New Jersey issued an ordinance requiring companies to reduce or eliminate their use of pesticides.
- New York: The New York Department of Parks and Recreation is currently working to eliminate and reduce the use of all pesticides completely.
- Oregon: Portland was an early adopter of going pesticide-free. The city restricted Roundup use to emergency-use only.
- Texas: Austin and Denton prohibit products containing glyphosate on city lands.
The laws in all of the states are ever-changing and rapidly evolving as lawsuits continue to show that victims suffered injuries as a result of Roundup and the carcinogen glyphosate.
Consider a Roundup Lawyer
If you believe that you suffered injuries due to your exposure to Roundup or the chemical glyphosate, you might be entitled to compensation for costs associated with your injury, including:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care costs
- Transportation costs
- Past and future lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
If a loved one died from an illness associated with glyphosate, you might be entitled to costs associated with their passing, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Remaining medical bills from before their death
- Emotional distress of surviving family members
- Loss of financial and emotional support
If you believe you or a loved one was injured by Roundup, consider calling a member of our team at Pintas & Mullins at (800) 794-0444 to learn how a Roundup lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and help you determine your next steps. We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing up front, and we do not take our fee until we win you a financial settlement.