Roundup® Ruled “Substantial Factor” in Man’s Cancer Diagnosis
May 29th, 2019| In March 2019, a California federal jury ruled that exposure to Roundup® weed killer caused a Sonoma County man’s diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first of three bellwether trials that could set the standard for future Roundup cancer cases and open the door for other victims to get compensation. In San Francisco alone, there are already more than 750 Roundup cases underway. This is the second ruling in the U.S. within the last year linking glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In August 2018, a former school groundskeeper was awarded $289 million—later reduced to $78.5 million—in a lawsuit against Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto Company.
How Are People Exposed to Roundup®?Exposure to glyphosate can happen in the following ways:
- Breathing in airborne particles after spraying the product
- Absorbing the product through the skin after touching treated plants and weeds
- Drinking contaminated water that was exposed to the product
- Eating food grown in contaminated soil