Monsanto's randup raises the risk of some types of cancer in highly exposed individuals by 41%, according to a study by former EPA advisors, which may affect the coming wave of legal action against the company.
Exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides like Ranup dramatically increases the risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a new survey of studies has added, adding to the pile evidence against the Bayer-owned weed killer. The meta-analysis published in Mutation Research analyzes the results of six earlier studies to detect individuals with severe herbicide exposure with a 41% higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma than those not exposed . This document makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyzes that there is evidence of increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure "said Lian Shepard, co-author of the study and professor at Washington University. " From the point of view of the health of the population there are some real concerns ."
A former scientific adviser to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for glyphosate, Shepard criticized the environmental agency for not having observed its own rules when evaluating the herbicide when convening an advisory Committee 2016 to determine its safety after the publication of several articles on carcinogenicity of Roundup. Two more of the authors of the study also served on this panel, which is still cited by Bayer as evidence that their product is safe. EPA is now reviewing the study.
Researchers have focused on groups with severe exposures, they say, because if Roundup is not carcinogenic – as Bayer-Monsanto claims – even high exposure should not lead to an increase in cancer. risk. These include a 2018 study previously used by Monsanto to disprove the Radun-Cancer relationship, but it actually confirms it in cases of severe exposure.
" The analyzes conducted so far, including ours, consistently report the same key finding: exposure to glyphosate herbicides is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma the authors wrote.
Bayern dismissed the new study as " Statistical Manipulation ", which is contrary to the vast science of the Weber murder, 40 years of experience in the real world and the conclusions of regulators .
Following the decision of a historic court in August in which the agrochemical conglomerate was forced to pay $ 78 million for " acting with malice In disguising the carcinogenic risk of its product that leads to cancer of the California landowner, Bayer-Monsanto faces more than 9,300 additional lawsuits from other non-Hodgsky lymphoma individuals who believe that Roundup is responsible. The next case begins later this month.
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