A good number of my clients have called in to ask me about the Roundup cases that they’ve seen either on TV ads, or on the internet & social media. It seems that anyone who has ever used this product has a lot of questions about it, so I’ll try to address them in the most accurate, efficient way that I can, given current case law and clinical information on this product.
First, what is Roundup?
Roundup is primarily a weed killer, an herbicide, and it has become the most widely used herbicide in the world. It’s used wherever weeds grow: Lawns, farms, gardens, greenhouses, parks and more. It is used commercially by professionals in the farming, landscaping and agricultural sectors, and by homeowners as well. Monsanto makes Roundup, (though Bayer recently bought Monsanto), and this product earned more than $6 billion in revenue annually in recent years. More than 250 million pounds of it is used each year globally. The ingredient that many believe causes non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other types of cancers is called glyphosate, and in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) termed glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen”.