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Does Roundup lead to any serious health issue?

Sep 01, 2019
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Class Action Investigations

Roundup has been known as the most popular weed killer. However, exposure to this weed killer has also been linked with various serious health issues which has lead to Roundup’s involvement in Class Action Investigations and various cancer linked lawsuits. As Roundup is being widely used in the agricultural sector and also by the individual consumers all across the U.S., tons of people might have been exposed to the weed killer.

The weed killer Roundup

The weed killer Roundup was invented by Monsanto in the year 1974. The primary chemical herbicide which is used in the weed killer is glyphosate. This weed killer gained enough popularity during the 1990s. Presently, it is the most popular weed killer in the states of the U.S. It is most commonly used on all types of commercial crops such as oats, wheat, flax, barley, soybeans, peas and sugar cane. Roundup is also being used by the professional groundskeepers, gardeners and landscapers. However, despite its all-round popularity, Roundup along with herbicide glyphosate has been reported by the NBC News to be linked with various serious health conditions along with the deadly cancer. Scientists have been researching the potential effects of Roundup on human health for many years.

Diseases caused by Roundup

According to the recent report of Lancet Oncology, Roundup along with its herbicide ingredient glyphosate is being linked with various health issues. In the year 2015, EcoWatch which is the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the active herbicide of Roundup as carcinogenic for human beings. It has been found that glyphosate might readily interfere with Vitamin A signaling pathway which is very much important for the development of fetus. This disruption of the signaling pathway might result in birth defects, growth hormone deficiency, abnormal placement of urinary hole, micropenis, heart defect and many others in newly born.  Glyphosate might even increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The facts that have been gathered from the various studies leads to one conclusion, exposure to Roundup can lead to death of neural cell that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease.

In fact, Roundup exposure has also been linked to Class Action Investigations regarding various types of cancer like breast cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and even blood cancer. Children whose parents were exposed to Roundup just two years before the childbirth have high chances of developing brain cancer.

Glyphosate being linked to gluten intolerance

Exposure to Roundup might also lead to intolerance of gluten. It has also been linked to celiac disease. According to the researches of National Institutes of Health, the two disorders have grown enough in the recent years that can affect 5 percent of the entire global population. The most affected areas and the most vulnerable area of impact are supposed to be North America along with Europe. It has also been reported that excessive exposure to glyphosate might turn out to be a critical factor in this severe epidemic.

In a recent study, fish exposed to glyphosate developed the symptoms of digestion which is kind of similar to celiac disease. It takes place only when excessive intake of gluten causes serious reactions in the victims with the disease. With the advent of celiac disease, a group of gut enzymes also fail to function properly that includes the cytochrome P450 enzymes. Glyphosate readily inhibits these enzymes in the human body. P450 is responsible for the production of gut sulfate supplies and bile acid. It also helps in activating Vitamin D3 and also helps in processing up Vitamin A.

The most common disease associated with Roundup

The most disease which is being associated with Roundup is non-Hodgkin lymphoma. People suffering from celiac disease are at a higher risk of developing this cancer which results from the overproduction of abnormal white blood cells which are known as lymphocytes.

Class Action Investigations regarding Roundup and its settlements

Presently, the producer of Roundup, Monsanto and Bayer are facing about 11,000 lawsuits related to the weed killer. A huge number of cases have already ended with the result of Bayer being asked to pay off the plaintiffs with huge sums of financial offer.

In case you are also prone to any of the serious health issues resulting from Roundup mentioned above, you can easily hire an experienced class action investigations law firm and file a lawsuit against the producers of Roundup. The consumers who have been affected by the exposure of glyphosate might be able to get compensation for their injuries, medical expenses and pain. In case you are looking out for a Class Action Investigations firm or an attorney for filing your lawsuit, you can contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A.

What disease is caused by Roundup?

The popular chemical used to kill weed, also known as Roundup, has been found out to be the cause of several health related problems in people who have been exposed to it. Roundup is a weedkiller that is used in a wide scale by commercial agriculturists, as well as private consumers living inside the United States, as well as the rest of the world, it is assumed that millions of people might already have been exposed to this hazardous weedkiller.

What is referred to as by Roundup?

Invented in the year 1974, by Monsanto, Roundup is a weedkiller that makes use of glyphosate as the primary component and herbicide in it. Glyphosate is a chemical herbicide, and is quite potent. The popularity of Roundup reached its peak in the year 1990, and at present, it is the most popularly used weedkiller in the United States of America. The use of Roundup is mostly done on commercial crops, which may include wheat, oats, flax, barley, soybeans, sugarcane and peas. Roundup is also popular and is used rampantly by groundskeepers, landscapers and owners of home gardens.

Regardless of the popularity that Roundup enjoys, NBC News has come out with a finding that states that this weedkiller, along with its main component glyphosate is the cause of several health related ailments, which might even include cancer.  Numerous scientists have researched over decades in order to find the health effects and hazards that Roundup might be responsible for.

What are the diseases that might be caused by Roundup?

Lancet Oncology came out with their comprehensive report that pertains to the health effects that Roundup has, with a startling revelation, which states that the main component in the weedkiller, that is glyphosate is related to numerous health issues. EcoWatch and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, also known as IARC had deemed this chemical herbicide, which is the most active agent in Roundup, as carcinogenic to humans, in the month of March 2015.

Glyphosate has also been linked with interfering with the signaling pathways of Vitamin A in your body, which is one of the most important parts that is responsible for fetal development. This disruption can cause defects during birth, including a urinary hole in the newborn, which is abnormally placed. It has also been found out to be the cause of growth hormone deficiency, micropenis, heart defect or anencephaly.

According the report released by EcoWatch, the glyphosate that is present in Roundup is also capable of increasing the chances of a person developing the Alzheimer’s disease. According to tests and studies conducted in research labs, exposure to Roundup might cause a similar type of neural cell death and oxidative stress that is common with the Alzheimer’s disease.

Roundup is not only carcinogenic if you are exposed to it, but it has also been found that it might be the cause of several different types of cancer. Some of these cancer types include prostate cancer, brain cancer, blood cancer, breast cancer, as well as lung cancer. The most common instances of brain cancer are supposed to happen in children whose parents had been somehow exposed to this weedkiller within the two years prior to the child’s birth.

Gluten Intolerance: A common reaction that might happen if you have been exposed to glyphosate

The number of diseases that might be caused by Roundup is not just limited to cancer. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance have also been found out to be some serious side effects of being exposed to Roundup. In aarticle released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the aforementioned two disorders have already started affecting almost 5% of the global population. The areas that have been impacted most with these diseases caused by glyphosate exposure have been found out to be Europe and North America.

The article released by the NIH further postulates that the overwhelming and continuous use of Roundup and products that contain glyphosate, is to be deemed the most critical reason for the cause of this epidemic. As the report further explains, it has been made clear that fish that are exposed to this chemical start developing digestive symptoms that are very common to celiac disease. Celiac disease is a very dangerous disease to have, as it can cause patients having it suffer life-threating situations at the slightest intake of gluten.

Celiac disease also causes a certain group of enzymes found in the gut to function poorly or fail completely. The cytochrome P450 enzyme is one such enzyme that might fail to function properly in people with this disease. It has been accurately pinpointed that even glyphosate is responsible for the inhibition of these enzymes in the body. Gut sulfate and bile acid production is one of main components in the body that P450s are associated with producing. They also help in the activation of Vitamin D3, help the body in properly processing Vitamin A, and helps the body fight and negate the effects that environmental toxins might cause.

Another common disease that might be caused as a result of exposure to glyphosate in Roundup is non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients suffering from celiac disease are also very likely to be exposed to this type of cancer, which causes the body to produce in abnormal quantities white blood cells found in the body known as lymphocytes.

The similarity between glyphosate exposure and celiac disease does not simply end here. Some other similarities include their effects on reproduction. Those who have celiac disease find it very hard to get pregnant and being able to properly carry a child till birth also becomes quite compromised for such people.

The reproductive system might also be compromised owing to exposure to glyphosate. Owing to the toxic reaction that glyphosate has towards placental cells in the human body, exposure to this might lead to miscarriages, stillbirths and infertility.

The National Institutes of Health has further raised the question of whether glyphosate proportion that remains as residue in some of the major crops like wheat, are caused by something known as crop desiccation and is actually the cause of gluten processing disorders being on the rise.

Settlements and lawsuits associated with Roundup

Monsanto and Bayer have been charged with as many as 11,000 different lawsuits that are related to claims of having developed health problems owing to glyphosate exposure. In the past year, a number of different cases have resulted in Bayer being under the legal obligation of having to compensate plaintiffs with hefty financial awards.

In the case that you have also developed any of the aforementioned diseases and the cause of the same is definitely exposure to Roundup, it is wise to hire an attorney who can professionally file a class action lawsuit against Monsanto and Bayer. The consumers who have been affected are eligible to pursue compensation that pertain to injuries, medical expenses, suffering and pain, as well as loss of livelihood and income owing to poor health. If you have a loved one who had suffered due to their unfortunate exposure to Roundup and had developed cancer or any of the aforementioned diseases, you are eligible for a legal claim. Legal farm workers from the migrant society are also eligible to seek help for the same. If you want the best legal help that you can get please contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A. and pursue your claim to compensation. All you need to do is fill out this form available on this page and opt for a free evaluation of your case.

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