Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide developed by Monsanto, is now thought to be the cause of thousands of severe health concerns, including the onset of cancer.
Because it is a common chemical used to combat weeds in homes, schools, farms, and businesses across the country, almost everyone could be at risk for exposure-related health issues. However, those most likely at risk are people who have chronic exposure. This may include groundskeepers, farmers, landscapers, pesticide and herbicide applicators, gardeners, and agricultural workers.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to excessive amounts of Roundup and now have cancer or other related health issues, contact Showard Law Firm today. We’ll provide a free case evaluation to see if you may be eligible for compensation.
Roundup Exposure Symptoms
Recent studies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), label it as a probable human carcinogen. In light of this, more people have begun to take a serious look at the side effects of this common household chemical.
Some common Roundup side effects include eye irritation, skin rashes, nausea, nose bleeds, headaches, sore throat, asthma, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and lethargy. Further, side effects of inhaling Roundup (which can sometimes occur by accident during its application) have also been found to cause irritation and burning in the mouth and throat, increased saliva, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly even death.
There are also more severe conditions which include:
- Birth Defects
- Celiac disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Reproductive issues
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
If you have been regularly exposed to Roundup through work or excessive use at home and now suffer from one of these illnesses, there may be a connection. Contact a legal team today to see if it is strong enough to file a lawsuit.
Cancer risks from Roundup Exposure
Recent successful lawsuits from former gardeners have claimed that excessive exposure to the chemical was to blame for their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In addition, thousands of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients have a history of chronic exposure to Roundup. All of the above have led more scientists, government health agencies, and courtrooms to take a closer look at its potential liability for cancer and other health issues.
If you’ve been chronically exposed to it, you should monitor for symptoms of cancer, which can include:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Extreme fatigue and lethargy
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Swelling in the stomach or abdomen
- Chest pain and shortness of breath
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Call Showard Law Firm today for a free case evaluation
Fighting cancer is tough. It’s even more unsettling if you believe that your disease could’ve easily been avoided had herbicides been thoroughly tested and properly labeled. Over the last 14 years, we have helped thousands of its clients recover millions of dollars for their personal injuries. If this has happened to you, call us today for a free consultation.