Roundup and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Recent research indicates that the weed-killer Roundup may dramatically increase the chances of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup, Monsanto’s extremely popular weed-killer, is marketed as an herbicide that kills weeds but will not harm other plants, like flowers and food crops. It is used both commercially, for farming and landscaping, and residentially, in personal gardens.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
End users of Roundup are exposed to glyphosate when the herbicide comes into contact with their skin, or when it is inhaled.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a type of cancer where the lymph-nodes produce lymphocytes (white blood cells) at an uncontrollable rate. These cells can become malignant, and invade other systems and tissues of the body.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the most common type of lymphoma. North America has the highest rate of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the world.
- Swelling of the lymph nodes in the underarms, neck or groin
- Extreme fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Persistent headaches
- Night sweats
- Pain or difficulty when moving
The symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma overlap with symptoms for many other diseases and illnesses, such as the flu. Lymphoma symptoms, however, do not go away. If you are having these symptoms, please talk to your doctor.
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If you or someone you care about was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup, contact Brown and Crouppen today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We can help you make informed decisions about your legal rights, so please call us at Toll-Free: 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online Contact Form.