What are the risks of Roundup?

There have been many cases heard and claims made about the risk of using Roundup. As of 2019, more than 18,400 people filed lawsuits that were related to the product. Glyphosate is the main chemical causing most of the health problems.

Many people use this product either at their job or doing yardwork at home. Additionally, you could be exposed to it when eating. Some companies have engineered crops to withstand heavy doses of Roundup and this could contaminate the food you eat.

Could you be at risk for exposure?

If you work in the agriculture industry you may be at a higher risk of exposing yourself to the negative effects of glyphosate. Here’s are a few ways you could be exposed to Roundup:

  • Getting Roundup on your skin
  • Breathing in glyphosate or getting it in your eyes
  • Touching a plant that is still wet from spraying
  • Swallowing glyphosate

Roundup exposure symptoms

Studies have linked many symptoms to Roundup exposure and have shown that Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the most common type of cancer linked to glyphosate exposure. Other symptoms of glyphosate exposure include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Digestive issues
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

With such an array of symptoms, it might be difficult to show herbicide exposure caused your illness without receiving a diagnosis from a physician.

If you use Roundup regularly and believe that you have suffered from exposure to glyphosate, consider speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They will be able to compile the evidence for your case and help guide you through the entire process.