Most at risk for Roundup cancer

Research shows that persons who have used glyphosate-based weed killers such as Roundup in the garden, lawn or on the job are most at risk for developing for lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia, and other forms of Roundup cancer. Persons who live in areas where Roundup is in frequent use also face a risk of developing cancer from the substance. If you or your loved ones have been harmed by this harmful chemical, you may look for the best roundup cancer lawsuits.

Consumers tend to see things like carcinogenicity in black-and-white terms: something either gives people cancer or it does not. Just look at the calls for the herbicide to be banned: Armed with the “probably carcinogenic to humans” claim, petitions like one from Care2, which garnered more than 128,000 signatures, argue, “Glyphosate should not be in our consumer products in any amount. It is not safe as previously claimed.”

Studies of people with high exposures to glyphosate or other pesticides, including farmers, pesticide applicators, crop duster pilots, and manufacturers, have found high rates of blood and lymphatic system cancers, cancers of the lip, stomach, lung, brain, and prostate, as well as melanoma and other skin cancers.

Physicians report that rates of serious birth defects in one of Argentina’s poorest regions, Chaco, quadrupled the decade after glyphosate was introduced, while that of chronic kidney disease is soaring in young men and women in Central America, India, and other heavily sprayed regions.