Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer To Advance
Lawsuits Alleging Roundup Causes Cancer To Advance
Cancer Lawsuit Against Agrochemical Company Monsanto Proceeds to Trial
13 July, 2018, 05:27
"We have sympathy for anyone suffering from cancer, but the science clearly shows that glyphosate was not the cause".
Chhabria's decision came in the first phase of litigation consolidated in his courtroom involving more than 360 plaintiffs.
While evidence that glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - can cause Hodgkin's lymphoma is "rather weak", the opinions of the three experts are not "junk science" that should be excluded from a trial, Chhabria ruled.
A California man dying of cancer makes his case to a jury on Monday in a trial against agrochemical giant Monsanto that could have sweeping ramifications, news agency AFP reported.
In response to the ruling, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge said, "More than 800 scientific studies and reviews, the U.S. EPA, the National Institutes of Health and regulatory agencies around the world have concluded glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer". Monsanto has rejected any such link.
He spent a week in March hearing from epidemiologists and other doctors.
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A federal judge in Sacramento in February blocked California from requiring that Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because nearly all regulators have concluded that there is no evidence glyphosate is carcinogenic.
The plaintiff's opening argument focusing on choice -- attorney Brent Wisner telling the jury Monsanto took away his client's ability to choose by not disclosing the potential dangers of Roundup weed killer.
Roundup, made by United States giant Monsanto, is sprayed on gardens and parks and is used by farmers producing food crops. Homeowners use it on their lawns and gardens.
A flurry of lawsuits against Monsanto in federal and state courts followed, and California added glyphosate to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer. Monsanto has attacked the global research agency's opinion as an outlier.
But later, regulators in the U.S. and the European Union concluded it was safe.
"The single most relevant study, best study, study of human beings who, like Mr. Johnson, are licensed pesticide applicators concluded glyphosate is not associated with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Mr. Johnson's cancer", said Lombardi.
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