Is There A Link Between Roundup And Prostate Cancer?
Roundup is one of the most popular weed controllers on the market. Unfortunately, it contains a chemical called glyphosate, which several studies have linked to higher rates of prostate cancer. Although Bayer, the company that manufactures Roundup, insists that the product is harmless, the hundreds of consumers who have suffered prostate cancer in connection with it beg to disagree.
If you were chemically exposed to Roundup while using it on your yard or in the workplace, you might have an actionable case against Bayer. At Padilla Law Group, LLP, we have helped thousands of clients hold corporations accountable for manufacturing and selling harmful products. Our California legal team has helped our clients show a link between the use of Roundup and their prostate cancer, recovering fair and just compensation for their damages.
The Evidence Against Glyphosate
Glyphosate kills plants such as weeds by inhibiting the production of certain enzymes that the plants need to create protein. The federal government of the United States claims that glyphosate does not contribute to prostate cancer. The scientific community, however, begs to differ.
Numerous studies, including one conducted by the World Health Organization in 2015, link the ingredient to significantly higher rates of prostate cancer among people who had frequent exposure to it. Several countries, including Germany, Mexico and Vietnam, forbid herbicides and pesticides that contain it.
Symptoms of prolonged exposure to glyphosate include:
- Abdominal pain
Most frighteningly, thousands of prostate cancer survivors and victims share one major life detail: exposure to Roundup. You do not necessarily have to use it on your own yard to suffer exposure to it. You may inhale it in the air if someone sprayed it on nearby land, for example.
Learn More About Roundup, Glyphosate And Cancer
Whether you have prostate cancer yourself or your loved one does, you have legal options. Our attorneys can discuss whether you have a case to seek compensation for the harm that Roundup has caused you. To reach out to us for an initial consultation, please call our Encinitas office at 858-480-6182 or send us an email.