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As spring continues and summer approaches, there will be gardening and lawn care taking place in neighborhoods everywhere. Among the most common annoyances during these activities are the pesky weeds that grow and sprout around flowers and plants. For many years a common go-to for help with these pests was Roundup Weed Killer. It seemed to really get the job done well, and people loved its reliability.
What many people didn’t know was the pesticide and herbicide glyphosate, present in Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen. That is, at least, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a branch of the World Health Organization. It may be the most commonly used pesticide in all of America, as it is used on corn, cotton, and soy bean farms everywhere. You should think twice about where and from whom you buy your produce.
Bayer, recent buyer of the Roundup brand, disputes the argument. Yet lawsuits are being pursued by dozens of individuals who have developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Large B-Cell Lymphoma and T-Cell Lymphoma, along with a handful of other cancers. There are cases coming up left and right connecting this carcinogen to the diseases victimizing many farmers.
This spring think twice before coating your pastures, home gardens and lawns with this chemical. Instead, try a few of these alternatives: natural horticultural vinegar, saturated steam weed control, electric weed eaters, and so many more. Make a difference in your health and your neighborhood by trying to practice safer weed removal.
In addition to your own personal household use, if you have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have used a glyphosate product (i.e., Roundup or Eraser) in any of the following occupations: agriculture, barge operation, farming, forestry, groundskeeping, landscaping, pesticide and herbicide application, professional gardening, trucking or transportation, please contact our Personal Injury Team at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, for a free consultation. Call us at 877.526.3457.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law