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Does the pursuit of a weed-free yard mean using toxic materials?

Different people here in Ohio and across the nation have varying opinions on the company called Monsanto. Of all of its business dealings, the company gained fame by making an effective weed killer that people began purchasing in the 1970s. The problem is that the company's most famous product, Round Up, contains toxic materials.

Glysophate, one of the primary ingredients in Monsanto's weed killer, does an efficient job of killing plants, but it also harms humans. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, glysophate can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled or both. When that happens, it could lead to serious illnesses such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or hairy cell leukemia, among others. It could also be fatal.

The company denies that its product contains such a harmful chemical, but the numbers of people figuring out that their illnesses are connected to the use of or exposure to Round Up are growing. After 40 years of people willingly spraying this product here in Ohio and across the country, more people could end up contracting illnesses due to the glysophate. Monsanto's sheer size and number of shareholders makes it a formidable opponent for individual consumers, but that does not mean that victims should not exercise their rights to pursue restitution.

This probably would not be a good time for you to attempt to go it alone if you are one of the people who ended up contracting an illness due to this company's product. Tracing the source of toxic materials can be a challenge, and when it is traced to a company with as much money and influence as Monsanto, it becomes even more complex. It would probably be a better idea to sit down with an attorney who is not afraid to take on an industry giant on your behalf.

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