Exposure to Roundup weed killer has been linked to an increased risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma) is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. If you or a family member has been exposed to Roundup and recently developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Is Roundup?
Roundup Weed Killer is the most commonly used herbicide in the United States. It was first developed in 1970 by the Monsanto agricultural corporation. Since then it’s been widely used by farmers, landscapers, agricultural workers, and home gardeners all over the world.
The main chemical component in Roundup is called glyphosate. In a recent study by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), glyphosate was designated as a probable human carcinogen.
IARC Monograph 112 reported that glyphosate and its commercial formulations can produce oxidative stress and damage DNA in human cells. Oxidative damage to DNA can lead to cancer. In addition, it further concluded that the cancer most associated with glyphosate exposure is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.