Everyday Life

Eleven Billion Dollar Settlement to Victims of Roundup Exposure

In addition to announcing the $11 billion settlement, this  law firm’s page contains an extensive list of the cancers attributable to Roundup use. I note the wording to the effect that users were not given adequate warning of the dangers of use. Not being a lawyer, I am not 100% certain, but this sounds like the laws as written now would allow continued sales if adequate warning is given. That is really not a great comfort to me. We know how little effect such warnings have had on many other toxins. Many people continue to use toxic chemicals despite there being widely disseminated information concerning the dire effects of their use. Stopping the manufacture of these toxins, making them unavailable, is the only sure way of stopping their use. When their use impacts not only on the user but on everyone else, then such enforcement is justified. –jld

I have pasted below some of what you can find by following this link:  https://www.roundup-claim.com/

‘Disturbing’: weedkiller ingredient tied to cancer found in 80% of US urine samples

The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that out of 2,310 urine samples, taken from a group of Americans, 1,885 were laced with detectable traces of glyphosate. This is the active ingredient in herbicides sold around the world, including the widely used Roundup brand. Almost a third of the participants were children ranging from six to 18.

Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $289 Million to Cancer Patient in Roundup Lawsuit

In August 2018, a jury for the Superior Court of California ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to Dewayne Johnson, a former school district groundskeeper, because of Roundup’s likely role in contributing to his cancer. As a result, the number of glyphosate lawsuits against Monsanto has ballooned to more than 8,700 cases.

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