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By Brian Ladenburg

The Stritmatter firm represents individuals who have developed cancer from occupational exposure to “Roundup.”  Roundup is the trade name that Monsanto Corporation gave to glyphosate—a chemical it developed and marketed as an herbicide.   Roundup (glyphosate) is effective in killing unwanted weeds without harming other plants, such as many farm crops and gardening plants.  It is the most widely-used herbicide worldwide and in the United States, especially in farming, forestry, and landscape maintenance.


In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), published an extensive monograph that established a link between exposure to glyphosate and cancer.  The IARC concluded that glyphosate is a likely human carcinogen associated with an elevated risk of cancer.  In May 2019, researchers from the University of Washington published an epidemiological “meta-analysis” that confirmed this link. 

The strongest link between exposure to Roundup and cancer occurs in individuals who have sustained prolonged, occupational exposure over many years or decades, and later develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Monsanto has never accepted responsibility for this link.  To the contrary, litigation against Monsanto has unearthed evidence that the company engaged in a decades-long effort to muddle the science and ensure that it could sell its product without fear that its cancer-causing properties would be discovered.  Internal documents show that Monsanto seeded the scientific literature with numerous studies over the years that claimed to show no link between glyphosate and cancer.  At the same time, Monsanto actively marketed its product as safe, claiming falsely that it targeted a plant enzyme not found in humans or pets. 

With the publication of the IARC monograph, the jig was up and the truth emerged.  Monsanto (since bought by Bayer A.G.) has now lost three major jury trials brought by victims of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the past year. 

The Stritmatter Firm represents farmers, landscapers, gardeners, and others occupationally exposed to Roundup and other glyphosate products who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and worked occupationally with Roundup or any other glyphosate product on a farm, in a commercial nursery, as a landscaper or maintenance professional, or otherwise, there is a good chance that the cancer is related to exposure to this toxin.