The chemical company Monsanto, owned by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, released the branded weedkiller Roundup decades ago knowing the active ingredient glyphosate was a carcinogen. Monsanto neglected to put warning labels on any of the Roundup variations (there are more than 10 types of Roundup weedkiller). Fast forward many years later those who have used Roundup in their home, garden, farm or businesses are being diagnosed with a wealth of different illnesses such as non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and you have used the weedkiller Roundup you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Consulting with the personal injury lawyers at The Vaughan Law Firm, P.C. is a wise move. They handle Roundup cancer lawsuits nationwide.
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What Is A Carcinogen?
There are hundreds of known carcinogens people are exposed to everyday at home, school or their work. By definition a carcinogen is a cancer causing agent or a substance capable of, or promoting, cancer. Carcinogens fall into different categories such as known carcinogens and suspected carcinogens. Cancer causing substances can also be classified based on whether they cause cancer in animals, humans or both. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is a broad spectrum systemic herbicide that is strongly linked to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, various other cancers and other serious health issues in humans.
Carcinogens interfere with normal cellular division, metabolism and respiration. They can also damage or alter the DNA in a cell. This interference can ultimately lead to uncontrolled cell division and proliferation leading to cancer within the part of the body where the cancer started.
What Is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is cancer of the, or in the, lymphatic system. The lymphatic system, or lymph system, is part of your immune system and is responsible for fighting disease within the body. Cancer is defined as uncontrolled growth, or proliferation, of the bodies cells. At some point in their lives everyone has cancer but the lymph system regulates this cell division and rids the body of them. Unfortunately, many people end up with tumor growth aka cancer and have to have treatment.