Roundup “Weed Killer” Contributed to CA Man’s Cancer.

man spraying herbicide
A federal jury in San Francisco has found that Monsanto’s weed-killer glyphosate was “a substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer, delivering a major new blow to the agrochemical giant now owned by Bayer who acquired it last year.
This is the second such verdict against Monsanto-Bayer within the past five months, following the initial victory of Dwayne “Lee” Johnson – awarded 78.5 million last October. Neither verdict, including 1,600 other pending cases in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, bodes well for Bayer.
In the most recent verdict, jurors unanimously determined that Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year old Sonoma County man, developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) as a result of his exposure to the herbicide glyphosate commonly marketed as Roundup.
Hardeman testified that he sprayed Roundup on his 56-acre property in Santa Rosa, CA, between 1986-2012, in order to control poison oak and weeds. In 2015, he was diagnosed with stage 3 NHL at the age of 66, and has undergone conventional treatment.
The next phase of the case will look at whether Monsanto knowingly concealed information about the potential harms of its product, and whether damages will be awarded to Hardeman.
To date, Monsanto-Bayer now faces over 11,000 additional plaintiffs who claim exposure to glyphosate-based products caused them harm. Indeed, an increasingly dense body of scientific research indicates this weedkiller is a broad spectrum toxicant with dozens of modes of toxicity.

 

Article adapted from Green Med Info.

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