3 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’ve Been Exposed to Roundup Weed Killer
Last updated Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
It’s safe to assume that you have heard of Roundup Weed Killer, as it is the most widely used herbicide commercially and privately in the US and worldwide. If you’ve ever had to browse the yard care section of Home Depot, you’ve likely seen Roundup. But do you know what’s in Roundup? Judging by the number of cases surrounding Roundup lawsuits, a lot of Americans purchased and used Roundup unaware of the harmful effects it has on humans.
Monge & Associates is here to change that. If you suspect that you may have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer recently, keep reading to see how you can protect yourself! Here’s what you need to ask yourself.
What Have I Been Using to Kill My Weeds?
If you are using Roundup on your lawn, we strongly advise that you dispose of it immediately. Because extensive exposure to the chemicals in Roundup have been linked to cancer, we advise that you act now. If you have any clothes or shoes that have been exposed to your weed killer, dispose of them. If you experience itching or scratching, see your doctor immediately. We advise sharing this information with your friends and family to prevent more unnecessary exposure to Roundup.
How is Roundup Harmful to Me?
Recently, extensive exposure to Roundup Week Killer has been connected with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnoses. That’s because Roundup contains the herbicide glyphosate, which is one of the most widely-used broad spectrum herbicides in the world. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization, glyphosate has carcinogenic effects on humans. Exposure to this herbicide significantly increases an individual’s risk for cancer – 41% to be exact. That’s not a statistic to ignore.
How Many People Have Been Affected?
Since 2016, 13,400 cases have been filed concerning Roundup exposure. Each case was filed against the manufacturer Monsanto. Of those 13,400 cases, 3 verdicts have been reached and 8 cases are on trial docket (Hardeman vs. Monsanto). The three verdicts resulted in over $2 billion in damages awarded to individuals diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after prolonged exposure to Roundup. You could join the list of those affected!
There are laws to protect consumers from dangerous products and chemicals that can cause serious health consequences. If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer for a long period of time, and have received a cancer diagnosis, you need to call Monge & Associates today! Monsanto might not “particularly care,” but we do!
Monge & Associates can assess your situation and see if you have a case. Our number one priority is your safety. If we determine that you have a case, we will fight for your justice! Contact us today because you want to win!