Illnesses Attributed to Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer Trigger Widespread Product Liability Litigation

Environmental Protection Agency Still Not Convinced of Its Carcinogenic Properties Roundup Weed Killer is a pesticide developed by Monsanto Company that contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Millions of tons of Roundup have been used in residential, municipal, industrial and agricultural settings since it first hit the market in the 1970s.  Over the past few years, thousands of product liability lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, alleging that Roundup causes various forms of cancer (the most common allegation is non-Hodgkin lymphoma) as well as kidney disease. The U.S. legal and regulatory systems, slow to respond to consumer concerns, is finally starting to pay attention. The Medical Controversy Roundup’s status as a carcinogen is still controversial. The World Health Organization’s Europe-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), for example, has conducted research suggesting that glyphosate accumulates in the human body after…

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