California Confirms That The Weed Killer Roundup Causes Cancer. Legal Options May Be Available.
While most people know that herbicides can be dangerous to humans and pets, particularly when ingested, California health officials have confirmed the long held assertion that a key ingredient of some of the most popular herbicides can even cause cancer.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has determined that this ingredient, glyphosate — the main component in weed killers such as Roundup — is now added to the State of California list of carcinogenic chemicals compiled in accordance with Proposition 65.
The Link Between Roundup And Cancer
Even though herbicide manufacturers say their glyphosate-containing products are safe, more than 800 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients have already filed suit, alleging that Roundup gave them cancer.
The recent decision by California to list glyphosate as a carcinogen certainly comes as welcomed news to these cancer victims, although herbicide manufacturers vow to appeal this carcinogenic designation.
Legal Guidance Is A Phone Call Away
The law firm of Brayton Purcell LLP is currently reviewing cases for those who have cancers associated with the weed killer Roundup.
If you or a loved one has developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), and you believe Roundup, or some other glyphosate-containing product, is to blame, contact one of our offices to speak to an attorney. With multiple office locations, including offices in the San Francisco area, Los Angeles, Portland and Salt Lake City, we represent clients nationwide.
Our lawyers will review the circumstances of your case and explain your possible legal options. Your initial consultation is free, so contact us today. You can reach us online or by phone at 800-598-0314.
Over the years, we have successfully obtained several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients — and we will do everything in our power to help you too.