Research shows that continued exposure to Roundup may cause these illnesses: non-Hodgkin lymphoma, other types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, reproductive medical conditions, fatty liver disease, kidney cancer, liver cancer, and other diseases related to the disruption of the endocrine system and DNA of the human body.
The most common illness that Roundup causes according to scientific research is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In 2001, research connected glyphosate, the possible carcinogen in Roundup, with the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the publication Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Additional research in subsequent years proved the same connection in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM), the International Journal of Cancer (IJC), and other studies.
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
From the American Cancer Society, the symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma can include the following:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain or pressure
- Swollen abdomen or stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Night sweats/chills
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of appetite
Lawsuits Regarding Roundup and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Over tens of thousands of victims have filed a claim against the Monsanto Company, the maker of Roundup, due to their exposure to Roundup directly causing the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup and Other Serious Illnesses
While we commonly associate the medical condition of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with exposure to Roundup, from an article published in Interdisciplinary Toxicology, there are other serious illnesses that Roundup causes as well:
- Neurodegenerative diseases, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or other similar types of neurodegenerative diseases
- Reproductive medical conditions, including the development of birth defects
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney and liver damage
- Endocrine disruption, which can lead to several types of serious medical conditions
- Structural changes to the skin, which may affect DNA and the development of other types of cancers and medical conditions
Other research indicates that Roundup can also cause different types of cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, and other serious and life-threatening medical illnesses.
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Scientific Community Continues to Debate What Illnesses Roundup Causes
It is important to note that while many scientific journals and publications continue to support the theory that Roundup causes several different types of serious illnesses and medical conditions—some of which are life-threatening—there are other scientific organizations that have held to the position that Roundup continues to remain safe for human use.
Organizations Promoting the Safety of Roundup
There are several prominent organizations throughout the world that continue to promote and identify glyphosate as a safe chemical whose use does not lead to any type of illnesses or medical conditions. Most prominently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have continued to publish research and take the stance that there is no connection between Roundup (the use of glyphosate) and any type of cancer or other medical condition. While some of their research goes back decades. As recently as January 2020, EPA reconfirmed their position that Roundup and glyphosate remain completely safe for human use.
Organizations Claiming the Dangers of Roundup
Many other organizations throughout the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), claim that Roundup poses serious dangers to the health and safety of those who remain consistently exposed to glyphosate.
The Difference in Scientific Methodology
Many have claimed that Monsanto funded the studies and research done by those organizations and scientists to promote the safety of Roundup, the company that makes and sells Roundup. Investigation of this exact topic occurred in the publication Environmental Sciences Europe, which concluded that either Monsanto or other companies that market or sell glyphosate-containing products funded the studies that deem Roundup safe. The organizations that claim the dangers of Roundup rely only on peer-reviewed studies that use independently collected research.
Consider a Roundup Lawyer
If you believe that you developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or any other serious medical condition as a direct result of your exposure to Roundup or any other chemical that contained glyphosate, consider visiting with our legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Contact us today by calling (800) 794-0444. There are several ways you may have the ability to receive compensation for your injuries related to the use of Roundup. We can help you understand how a Roundup or glyphosate lawyer can help you determine your next steps.