Living in nearly any of Ohio’s residential neighborhoods means keeping your lawn looking good. For many people, this means using some sort of weed killer such as Roundup. When it came on the market back in the 1970s, the general public was not made aware of its dangers. In recent years, however, Roundup litigation has brought those dangers to light.
The chemical in Roundup that is the subject of much of the litigation is glysophate. Of course, there is no doubt glysophate kills plants. The problem is that it also tends to seriously harm and/or kill humans. When the chemical is absorbed through the skin or inhaled, it can cause any number of illnesses. Monsanto, and now the company that purchased Monsanto, denies these claims while negotiating settlements of lawsuits.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer published a “final health assessment” that backs up other research and those who say that glysophate, and subsequently Roundup, causes illness that seriously harm or kill people. According to the IARC, it can even cause damage to the chromosomes of human fetuses. Some of the illnesses associated with glysophate include non-Hodgkin lymphoma and it subtypes, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphocytic lymphoma or B-cell lymphoma.
Like others here in Ohio and elsewhere, you may hesitate to believe there is a connection between your illness and glysophate. It certainly makes sense to do some research to determine whether the connection actually exists. If it does, Roundup litigation may end up being a viable legal option for pursuing restitution for your financial losses.