Wrongful Death Attorney Hal Walker

G. Hal Walker

Walker Law Firm
225 N. Gay Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830

Exposure to Roundup may cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and various other cancers.  The Walker Law Firm is currently reviewing the claims of folks that have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and used Roundup, a Monsanto Product.  Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides, is considered in some countries to be a known carcinogen.  The information below comes for Wikipedia, a great online resource.  We have not verified any of the science involved and discussed in this article.  The sole purpose of sharing this article is for broad educational purposes only.

Possible Health Problems Include the following:

  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma-including several sub-types
  • Multiple Myelomas (Cancers related to the bone, bone marrow, blood, and lymph cells)
    • Cancers of the blood cells including Leukemia
    • Hodgkins Lymphomas
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
    • Soft tissue sarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells are found in soft tissues including muscles, tendons, connective tissue, fat, blood vessels, nerves,and joints
    • Fibrosarcoma (a connective tissue cancer of the brain)
    • Synovial Sarcoma
    • Cancers of the Neck and Oral Cavity
      • Tongue, Esophagus, Throat, or Thyroid
  • Spina Bifida

Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate. It is used to kill weeds, especially annualbroadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It was discovered to be an herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970.[3] Monsanto brought it to market in 1974 under the trade name Roundup, and Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United States patent expired in 2000.Roundup Bottle

Farmers quickly adopted glyphosate, especially after Monsanto introduced glyphosate-resistant Roundup Ready crops, enabling farmers to kill weeds without killing their crops. In 2007, glyphosate was the most used herbicide in the United States’ agricultural sector and the second-most used in home and garden, government and industry, and commerce.[4] By 2016 there was a 100-fold increase from the late 1970s in the frequency of applications and volumes of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) applied, partly in response to the unprecedented global emergence and spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds.[5]:1

Glyphosate is absorbed through foliage, and minimally through roots,[6][7][8] and transported to growing points. It inhibits a plant enzyme involved in the synthesis of three aromatic amino acids: tyrosine, tryptophan, andphenylalanine. Therefore, it is effective only on actively growing plants and is not effective as a pre-emergence herbicide. An increasing number of crops have been genetically engineered to be tolerant of glyphosate (e.g.Roundup Ready soybean, the first Roundup Ready crop, also created by Monsanto) which allows farmers to use glyphosate as a postemergence herbicide against weeds. The development of glyphosate resistance in weed species is emerging as a costly problem. While glyphosate and formulations such as Roundup have been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide, concerns about their effects on humans and the environment persist.[5][9]

Many regulatory and scholarly reviews have evaluated the relative toxicity of glyphosate as an herbicide. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment toxicology review in 2013 found that “the available data is contradictory and far from being convincing” with regard to correlations between exposure to glyphosate formulations and risk of various cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).[10] A meta-analysis published in 2014 identified an increased risk of NHL in workers exposed to glyphosate formulations.[11] In March 2015 the World Health Organization‘s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” (category 2A) based on epidemiological studies, animal studies, and in vitro studies.[9][12][13] In November, 2015, the European Food Safety Authority published an updated assessment report on glyphosate, concluding that “the substance is unlikely to be genotoxic (i.e. damaging to DNA) or to pose a carcinogenic threat to humans.” Furthermore, the final report clarified that while there may be other, probably carcinogenic, glyphosate-containing formulations, studies “that look solely at the active substance glyphosate do not show this effect.”[14][15]

  • “Glyphosate.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 13 Jul. 2016.

** Hal Walker is a cancer survivor.  In late 2015 he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  He underwent approximately six months of aggressive Chemotherapy and is now in remission.  His NHL type is Diffuse Large B-Cell.  This is why he is passionate about investigating NHL claims for his clients that have used Roundup made by Monsanto.

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