RoundUP is the most common weed killer in the world. It is predominately made with glyphosate. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used on crops worldwide each year.
What harm does RoundUp cause?
The use of RoundUP has been linked to cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. Studies have linked the general use of pesticides and herbicides to an increased risk of lymphatic cancer, which attacks the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is key part of the immune system and helps carry nutrients to cells. Non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the most common type of lymphatic cancer, or lymphoma.
Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from RoundUP exposure may include:
- Swollen lymph notes (in neck, armpits, or groin),
- Abdominal or chest pain,
- Trouble breathing or coughing,
- Fever and night sweats,
- Fatigue, and
- Sudden weight loss.