Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most used agricultural chemical in history. 1.8 million tons of it has been applied to crops, golf courses and more in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately, farmers and other agricultural workers who came into close contact with this herbicide are now suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and were never warned of this danger.
From the time when Roundup hit the market in 1974, Monsanto has continually claimed that the risks associated with their product were no more dangerous than table salt. However, countless people who were consistently in contact with this chemical are coming forward because they are battling cancer. Additionally, endless studies are proving the link between Roundup and various cancers. Even the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC) warned in 2015 that glyphosate Roundup is a “probable carcinogen” and in 2017, the State of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer. While there are no settlements yet to report on, innumerable people are filing claims against Monsanto for financial compensation to pay for expensive medical bills, the inability to work and the other hardships they now have to endure.