Cancer Risk Doubles With Regular Roundup Use, Jury Told

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (April 8, 2019, 10:16 PM EDT) -- An epidemiologist testified Monday during a California jury trial over claims Monsanto's Roundup caused a couple's cancers that multiple studies since 1999 have concluded that the risk of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma doubles when consumers use the weedkiller more than two days a year.

During the trial in Oakland, California, UCLA's School of Public Health professor Beate Ritz summarized the conclusions of about a half dozen, peer-reviewed studies that have been conducted since 1999. She said the studies show that the risk of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma doubles for people who have been exposed to Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate, for more than two days...

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