The safety of Roundup® weed killer and the research practices of the company that manufactures it, Monsanto, are coming under fire after documents unsealed in court suggest the Monsanto had ghostwritten product research which was then attributed to academics, and that a senior EPA official had worked to quash a U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s review of Glyphosate.
The unsealing of documents, including an exchange of emails between the company and federal regulators, was prompted by litigation brought by people who allege they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after exposure to Glyphosate – a product widely used in home gardens, little League Baseball fields, golf courses and commercial crops.
Among the smoking guns causing an uproar among American consumers are court documents that reveal that months before the World Health organization released its determination that Glyphosate was a probable carcinogen linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the deputy division director at the E.P.A. tipped off Monsanto, saying “he would beat back an effort by the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct its own review”, saying in an email to a Monsanto executive, “if I kill this, I should get a medal”. Promise delivers promised, the review never took place.
Despite the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s assertion that Glyphosate poses low toxicity for humans, the cancer research arm of the World Health organization deemed Glyphosate a probable carcinogen two years ago. Just recently, the California environmental health agency announced that Glyphosate will be on their list of known carcinogens, prompting a lawsuit from Monsanto who argued the designation would hurt the company financially – the court rejected the lawsuit.
Contact an Iowa Roundup Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer
With the WHO’s designation of Glyphosate that is used in Monsanto’s Roundup® products being a probable carcinogen and a known carcinogen in California, farmers, farm workers and those living and working on farms and fields in Iowa may have reason to fear developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other forms of cancer (including, but not limited to, the many sub-types of leukemia, etc.). If you have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup® weed killer, contact our offices for more information about whether you may have a potential Roundup® Class Action lawsuit. We have decades of experience with Iowa product liability lawsuits. Call Stoltze & Stolze PLC for help today at 515-244-1473. We offer free consultations.
Source: New York Times, “Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents”, by Danny Hakim, March 14, 2017; New York Times, “California Today: Cancer Worries Over a Common Weedkiller”, Mike McPhate, April 10, 2017.