Roundup has been in the spotlight for some time regarding whether or not the glysophate in it causes cancer. This has been a debate for some time, with experts being divided. Many different factors point to Monsanto’s Roundup causing cancer. This creates a burning question: Who is most at risk?
The landscaping profession a huge one. Their job hinges on their ability to create curb appeal for homes and businesses. Unsightly weeds and unwanted vegetation is uninviting. Their heavy use of Roundup to rid areas of vegetation and unwanted plant growth makes them a prime candidate for developing cancer.
Their job is to maintain the area. Groundskeepers are usually used in commercial settings such as office buildings, business parks, and apartment complexes. Groundskeepers often use Roundup to keep vegetation and unwanted plant life from sprouting up and taking over. Their job is to consistently maintain the outside areas.
Plant Nursery Employees
If you work in a plant nursery, you’ll understand that weeds and parasitic vegetation such as kudzu can be disastrous for the business. They would suck up the water and nutrients from the plants and shrubbery that is being sold. This will make them not grow as large, making it difficult to charge adequately and hurting the business’s profits. Roundup with glysophate is heavily sprayed in these areas, and workers are constantly exposed to it.
Farmers’ very livelihood rests on the ability to be able to harvest large, lush crops. If their crops do not produce enough fruit or vegetables, they lose money. They heavily spray Roundup on crops to kill unwanted vegetation. Farmers are heavily exposed to it, making it likely that they will develop cancer.
Garden Center Employees
Anyone who works in a garden center may be exposed to glyosphate. The company itself may not spray it or use it, but whomever they purchase their plants from may use it. Employees will handle the plants on a daily basis, meaning that they are constantly exposed to it over the course of years.
A person who is an avid home gardener may use Roundup on a regular basis over the course of decades to maintain their yard and garden. They will use it on a regular basis to keep out weeds and unwanted vegetation. This long-term exposure increases the likelihood that they will develop cancer.
Foods made from Crops Sprayed with Roundup
Traces of glysophate are in foods people eat on a daily basis. It has been found in flour-related food such as bread and dough. It has also been found in vegetables and wheat products. If glysophate is a carcinogen, long-term exposure to it in your food may lead to the development of cancer. Click here to see a list of foods containing glysophate.
Roundup Related Cancer: Are You At Risk?
If you regularly use Roundup at your job or in your home life, you may be exposing yourself to a carcinogen. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that glysophate is not likely to cause cancer. However, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated that “Glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.” In addition, the European Food Safety Authority says that,
“Glyphosate-containing formulations are genotoxic (DNA-damaging) and pose a carcinogenic threat to humans, but glyphosate alone does not.”
Roundup would definitely be considered a glysophate-containing formulation.
Have you developed cancer after long-term exposure to Roundup?
You may be entitled to compensation. You can be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, surgeries, pain and suffering and much more. If you or someone you know has developed cancer after using Roundup, fill out our Roundup related cancer form, or call us directly at (888) 333-1599 and one of our friendly staff will be glad to help you.