As consumers, we often assume the products we buy are safe. However, this can be a deadly assumption. Take for instance, Roundup. How many of us have Roundup on our shelves ready to spray at will on those pesky weeds that taunt us from the cracks in our sidewalks and patios? For many landscapers this product is a tool of the trade. It has now come to light that Roundup is not only deadly to weeds, it is deadly to us! Studies show that Glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup and other weedkillers, can cause certain cancers.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently found that the pesticide Roundup probably causes cancer in humans. On March 20, 2015, the WHO, through the International Agency for Registry of Cancers, published a new assessment for the herbicide Glyphosate. Monsanto, creator and seller of Roundup, recently lost another landmark court case of $2 billion filed by a couple whose cancers have been tied to Roundup exposure. The jury verdict supports the plantiff’s argument that Monsanto knew the risks of human exposure to the chemical and failed to stop sales and protect innocent people.Exposure through direct contact, inhalation and ingestion has been linked to an increased risk in developing the following cancers:
Additional research has indicated that Roundup can causes other health issues, including prostate cancer, birth defects, Parkinson’s disease, and others. Roundup, though, is not the only herbicide containing Glyphosate. Other herbicides like Rodeo, Aquaneat, and Aquastar also contain it and may cause the same conditions.
If you or a loved one have developed one of these conditions after being exposed to Roundup, contact Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. for a free consultation with an experienced team of lawyers. Your health is important, so call today to learn more.
Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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