New evidence that glyphosate-based weedkillers cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma surfaced this week—less than two weeks before a jury in San Francisco Federal Court is set to hear the case of Edwin Hardeman. Hardeman is suing Monsanto, alleging that exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A new scientific meta-analysis, published February 10, revealed that individuals with high exposures to glyphosate-based weedkillers have a 41-percent higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. According to U.S. Right to Know:
Three of the study authors were members of the EPA's scientific advisory panel on glyphosate who have stated publicly that the EPA failed to follow proper scientific practices in its glyphosate assessment.
And yet, our fearless protectors at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are still sticking to their story, that glyphosate doesn’t cause cancer.
Hardeman is one of thousands of people suing Monsanto in cases similar to the one in which DeWayne Johnson prevailed over Monsanto, last August.
The CEO of Bayer, which bought Monsanto last year, has called the cases “nuisances.”