What Is Roundup, And Why Is It Harmful?

You may have heard the name "Roundup," but you're not entirely sure what it is. You heard rumors that it may be harmful, but why? What exactly is this substance?

At Wallace & Graham, P.A., our goal is to both educate you and advocate for you. If you simply want to learn more, read on. Or, if you believe you or a loved one may have been injured by Roundup, reach out to our Salisbury office at 888-698-9975 for a free case evaluation. We want to help.

It's An Herbicide

Roundup is a brand of herbicide manufactured by the company Monsanto. It has been on the market since 1974. Like many other herbicides, it is sprayed on crops, produce, golf courses and other types of greenery to keep the weeds down.

Some herbicides kill every plant they touch. However, Roundup is considered a selective herbicide, meaning that it doesn't destroy the crop it's sprayed on – it only eliminates the surrounding weeds. This is where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) come into play. GMO crops are specifically engineered to withstand the effects of certain herbicides and pesticides. Essentially, these GMO plants are immune to Roundup.

It Contains Glyphosate

One of the primary ingredients in Roundup is a chemical called glyphosate. While human beings are not weeds and don't immediately shrivel when exposed to this chemical, it doesn't mean we are completely immune to its effects. Various studies have produced very concerning results. While Monsanto declares that its product is safe, not all scientists agree. In fact, the reported health problems are extensive.

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Learn more about Roundup and the lawsuits related to it, and discover your legal rights. Contact Wallace & Graham, P.A. in North Carolina at 888-698-9975 or email our lawyers today. We charge only contingency fees for these kinds of cases, which means you pay us nothing unless we successfully recover compensation for you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.