In 2015 the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that it was classifying glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans. Glyphosate is the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer RoundUp.
Monsanto denies that the scientific evidence supports such a claim and the EPA increased the allowable amount of glyphosate by 3,000%.
Glyphosate is commonly used on genetically modified corn and soybeans that have been altered to survive it. While the chemical is not typically used near homes where the public would have the greatest exposure risk, glyphosate has been found in the air, food and water in the areas after it has been sprayed.
In fact, in one study 85% of sanitary cotton products were fund to be contaminated with glyphosate.
As concerns about genetically modified foods become more common, legislation is being enacted across the country. Alaska was the first state to pass labeling legislation for genetically modified food by requiring genetically engineered fish to be conspicuously labeled as such. Broader legislation covering any modified foods be labeled is being considered.
Monsanto will be facing massive liability if health impacts of the herbicide RoundUp are proven. Contact a personal injury attorney if you believe you have been harmed by using a product containing harmful ingredients.