Roundup is a popular herbicide manufactured by Monsanto Company. Introduced to markets in the 1970s, it has become one of America’s leading commercial and retail weed killers, being described as the “most widely applied pesticide worldwide.”
Roundup weed killer is used in a variety of places, from major farming communities and row crops to small personal gardens and front lawns.
Is Roundup classified as a carcinogen?
Until recently, Roundup was believed to be non-harmful to humans; however, new research shows that the chemical compounds within are not as harmless as Monsanto wants you to believe.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society classified glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, as a Group Two carcinogen. Group Two carcinogens are considered to be “probably” harmful to humans. Elevating Roundup to IARC Group Two is significant; for example, the pesticide DDT is a Group Two carcinogen. It was banned in the United States in 1972.
Monsanto has tried to cover up the harmful aspects of its product; from speculations of ghostwriting false academic papers about its products, to flat-out denying any harmful side effects stemming from continuous exposure to Roundup.
What cancer is associated with Roundup?
Due to its carcinogenic nature, Roundup weed killer has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), a type of blood cancer.
NHL is a type of cancer that attacks the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights infections, in the body. It is classified by stages depending upon its development and severity. Symptoms include swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, extreme weight loss, night sweats, exhaustion, and fever.
Weed Killer Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
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