Do you spray round up? You may be at risk for Roundup exposure.
- Gene Caballero
- February 06, 2020
If you spray the Roundup herbicide, you may be at risk for several diseases. This is according to several studies and a flurry of lawsuits against Monsanto over the Roundup product. This infographic has everything you need to know about roundup exposure and how to avoid it!
Who is at risk for Roundup exposure? Those who have the highest risk of Roundup exposure are people who are chronically exposed to the product. The simple answer is farmers, lawn care professionals, landscapers, groundskeepers, professional gardeners and, of course, pesticide applicators.
Is cancer or disease linked to exposure to Roundup? It’s possible. According to some sources Roundup is linked to a range of illnesses. But the most likely cancer linked to Roundup is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Other possible diseases linked to glyphosate may be autism, celiac disease, heart disease, IBS and others.
Why is Roundup a risk to my health? Glyphosate blocks the shikimate pathway, an organic acid plants need to live. Certain gut bacteria need this acid pathway too. By killing off a healthy gut biome, glyphosate may cause several diseases. Additional evidence shows that glyphosate is an estrogen mimicker as well.
Should an attorney review my roundup exposure claim? If you have been diagnosed with an illness related to Roundup exposure, and you were chronically exposed to the herbicide. You may want to speak with an attorney. There are countless roundup exposure cases currently pending, and many have been decided in favor of the injured parties.
How can I protect myself from Roundup exposure? As this infographic shows, there are a number of personal safety items you should wear if you have to use Roundup. This includes wearing gloves, protective glasses, boots, waterproof jacket and pants. Also be sure to wear respiratory protection.
How does Roundup exposure occur? Roundup exposure can occur through ingestion, inhalation and skin contact. That is why Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to protecting yourself from the possible problems associated with Roundup Exposure.
Protect your friends and family from roundup exposure, share this infographic so that others know how to defend themselves from the possible adverse side-effects of Roundup exposure.