If you are an agricultural worker, you probably work long, hard hours in extreme heat. And while you must be healthy and strong to complete difficult manual labor tasks, the chemicals you use regularly could lead to your demise.
You likely use Roundup, the main active ingredient in which is glyphosate. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers it to be a probable carcinogen. But how would you know whether Roundup might be affecting your health?
Could your health suffer due to using Roundup?
Last August, one man received a $78 million settlement from a jury who decided his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) was likely the result of his use of Roundup. And recently, a Californian man with NHL was awarded an $80 million settlement, with the jury finding that the herbicide was a substantial factor in his disease.
While people continue filing lawsuits related to allegations of the weed killer causing cancer, you should know what symptoms may indicate a serious health concern.
Possible Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
As with all health complications, a trained medical professional must diagnose your condition. However, you might be wise to take note of changes in your body, especially after exposure to Roundup. You may want to seek medical attention if you experience:
- Abdominal swelling or pain
- Persistent fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Swollen lymph nodes in your armpits, groin or neck
- Night sweats
Once you are aware of some of the symptoms potentially related to NHL, it is important to remember that you might be able to recover damages if your exposure to Roundup negatively affects your well-being.