Does Roundup Cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Recent research has shown a connection between Roundup and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:

How Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) Develops

Lymphoma occurs because of a change in DNA. Basically, you develop a genetic mutation.

A lot of people mistakenly think of “genetic mutations” only as birth defects. But for lymphoma patients, these changes usually happen after birth.

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Radiation exposure
  • Cancer-causing chemicals
  • Infections

These cancers start in the lymphoid tissue. And when caused by dangerous chemicals, they can affect people with no other risk factors at all.

Roundup and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Roundup is the enormously successful herbicide created by Monsanto. It contains a few different dangerous chemicals, including something called glyphosate.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, and it was recently classified as a probable carcinogen. That means it’s likely to cause cancer on its own.

Some countries restrict this chemical or ban it completely. And when mixed with the rest of the ingredients in Roundup, the combination can be lethal.

Glyphosate and the other chemicals in Roundup seep into our bodies in a few different ways. But in this case, it’s most dangerous through:

  • Inhalation, or
  • Dermal/skin contact

So people who work in agriculture or landscaping come into contact with it much more than most other people.

This includes:

  • Farmers
  • Yard/lawn workers
  • Nursery workers
  • Gardeners

Have you or someone you love used Roundup and developed NHL? Our firm is accepting cases related to Roundup and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney for free.