Approximately 42,000+ people have filed suits against Monsanto, alleging that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto covered up the risk.1
Over 2,000 lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco have been combined under multidistrict litigation (MDL). The next federal trial is set for February 24, 2020.1
Report Shows EPA Used Monsanto-Funded Research to Support Agency’s Position
An analysis from the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe shows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used research paid for by Monsanto rather than a large number of peer-reviewed studies to support the agency’s position that glyphosate does not cause cancer.2
What is Roundup?
Monsanto’s ® Roundup weed and grass killer is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In the early 1970s, Monsanto patented the glyphosate molecule, which is the active ingredient in Roundup. Since its introduction in 1974, 9.4 million tons of Roundup have been sprayed on fields and is used on crops, landscaping, in public areas such as schools and parks, and nurseries, as well as for home use1. Monsanto manufactures patented Roundup Ready seeds that are resistant to the herbicide. Roundup was acquired by Bayer AG in 2018.
Exposure to Chemical in Roundup Increases Cancer Risk
Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, increases risk of developing certain cancers by as much as 40%, according to research from the University of Washington. After conducting a comprehensive review of existing studies, the research team found the link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma to be stronger than previously reported.4
Nature of the Lawsuit Against Roundup
Plaintiffs allege that exposure to glyphosate (Roundup) was a significant factor when they developed cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. People injured include farm workers, farmers, landscapers (including school groundskeepers), and home users. The pathways to exposure include inhalation and dermal.
Types of Injuries
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Rashes/Blisters/Skin Condition
- Respiratory problems
- Other Types of Cancer