Studies Illustrate The Dangers Of Roundup

The active substance in the weed-killer Roundup is called glyphosate. Every year, farmers, gardeners and others use approximately 250 million pounds of this chemical on corn and other crops. If 250 million pounds sounds like a lot, it is. The amount of glyphosate being used across the country has skyrocketed by 10,000 percent since the 1970s.

So is this product actually safe to use on our crops? At The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham in North Carolina, we firmly believe that the answer is "No." Here are a few reasons why:

  • Studies conducted on normal human lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell supporting the immune system) showed that exposure to Roundup caused damage to their DNA.
  • Biologist Fernando Manas studied workers in Argentina's soy bean industry who were repeatedly exposed to glyphosate-based products. He reported evidence of DNA damage.
  • The Pontifical Catholic University studied people in Ecuador who worked with Roundup. The results showed DNA damage in addition to various health problems ranging from sleeplessness to heart palpitations.
  • In 2004, the National Scientific Research Center and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie found that the cumulative effects of Roundup affected the development of cancer in sea urchin embryos.
  • In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer analyzed 44 different research studies and concluded that individuals who were exposed to Roundup were twice as likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Learn more about what makes Roundup and other pesticides so dangerous, and discover your rights if you've been injured by it. Contact The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham at 888-698-9975 or contact our attorneys online. We can answer your questions and advise you about how to proceed.