Roundup is a popular chemical herbicide used on lawns, farms, and in gardens across the world. However, following recent studies that link Roundup to Parkinson’s and other diseases, the herbicide is being more heavily regulated. Though there are regulations and Roundup has been banned in many counties, there are still areas of the United States where it goes unregulated. While Roundup may be an effective herbicide, it’s been shown to be extremely dangerous, and one of its key ingredients, glyphosate, is linked to Parkinson’s disease.
About Roundup & Is Roundup Dangerous?
Roundup was a popular herbicide to be used in home gardens, lawns, and industrially on large scale agricultural farms and fields. However, Roundup contains chemicals that can be extremely dangerous if someone is exposed to them.
About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that can affect someone’s verbal ability, mobility, motor function, and more. While it could start mildly, Parkinson’s progresses in its severity, and is often fatal.
Dangers of Roundup’s Ingredients
Roundup has been shown to contain glyphosate, a compound that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has called a “probable human carcinogen” and one that Chiba University in Japan has studied in the context of Parkinson’s. According to their research, glyphosate exposure may be a risk factor in development of Parkinson’s disease, as it worsens the ability of neurons in the brain to transport dopamine to different areas, leading to a neurodegenerative state.
Who is at Risk?
Roundup exposure can affect anyone who works often with herbicides. This may be gardeners and lawncare workers, farmers, and those who work to apply herbicides in fields across the world. Exposure can happen quickly, so it’s important that these chemicals are regulated and used carefully.
What to Do if You’re Affected
If you or a loved one have used Roundup or were exposed to Roundup’s dangerous ingredient, glyphosate, and later developed Parkinson’s disease, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area who has experience in chemical exposure or herbicide cases. They can help review your situation and advise to whether you could win back some damages.
CONTACT TEXAS ATTORNEYS INVESTIGATING ROUNDUP CASES
If you have questions about whether roundup caused your Parkinson’s Disease, call us for a free initial consultation and explanation of your legal rights.
The attorneys at Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. offer more than 100 years of legal experience in representing people who have been harmed by unsafe products. Our legal team is ready to fight hard for the full compensation that you will need after a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.