Study Links Roundup to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

April 27, 2017  |  Environmental, Roundup
Roundup Lymphoma Link

Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer has been incredibly popular, accounting for billions of dollars in sales. However, a recent study linked the herbicide’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in people exposed to the product.

What the Study Said

The authors of the study, which was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, looked at nearly three decades worth of research that analyzed the relationship between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They studied more than 40 papers on the subject and came to the conclusion that there has been what they termed a “striking increase” in the number of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases associated with glyphosate. The researchers also found that exposure to glyphosate poses a particularly high risk of developing a form of the disease known as B cell lymphoma.

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that begins in lymphocytes, which help comprise the body’s immune system. The disease can affect the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, tonsils, bone marrow and digestive tract.

Warning signs of the disease include the following:

  • Chest pain, or a feeling of pressure in the chest
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Severe coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

While these symptoms do not necessarily indicate the presence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you should see a doctor if you have been exposed to Roundup and experience any of them.

Baron & Budd may be able to help if you or someone you love has been harmed after exposure to Roundup. If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn about your potential legal options, please complete our contact form or give us a call at 866-223-3424.

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