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Why Are US Cities Banning Glyphosate, The RoundUp Ingredient?

November 7, 2019
Colson Hicks Eidson

Glyphosate is a chemical used in the weed killer RoundUp, and it has been at the center of various lawsuits around the country. Glyphosate has been labeled as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The makers of the weed killer, Monsanto / Bayer, have claimed that their product is safe, though many cities across the country have banned the chemical. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are dedicated to helping anyone who has become ill due to using RoundUp. Let us investigate your case when you need a RoundUp attorney in Florida or the US.

Cities are beginning to ban RoundUp

Bayer has been facing increased scrutiny and many lawsuits over their failure to warn the public about the possible dangers of their popular week killer RoundUp. This product was made by Monsanto, a company bought by Bayer in 2018. The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate, a chemical that has been labeled as a “probable carcinogen” in humans by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Through various lawsuits and damages made against Bayer/Monsanto, a link has been established to exposure to RoundUp and users contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Particularly at risk are agricultural workers, groundskeepers, parks and recreation staff members, as well as public works department employees.

In the wake of the announcement by the WHO and the subsequent lawsuits, many major cities, including Seattle, have taken a defensive stance against RoundUp. Seattle now uses RoundUp only as a last resort on weeds that cannot be tamed and that are required by the state to be removed. However, they are not alone. Other cities that have banned or restricted glyphosate include:

  • Portland, Maine
  • Austin, Texas
  • Miami, Florida
  • Los Angeles County, California

Boston avoids using glyphosate on an unofficial basis, and New York City may ban RoundUp in the future. NYC first attempted to ban the product in 2017, and dozens of elementary school children crowded City Hall to testify in support of the ban. The legislation failed at that time but has been recently reintroduced.

NYC City Council Member Ben Kallos first introduced the glyphosate ban in 2015. He says he will not let his daughter play in city parks unless he sees dandelions and other weeds that RoundUp would otherwise kill.

Let us help you get the compensation you deserve

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer and you believe it was caused by using RoundUp, seek legal assistance a soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, you can count on our award-winning law firm to help you secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Cost of your current and future medical bills
  • Recovery of income lost if you are unable to work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against a Monsanto and Bayer

When you need a RoundUp attorney in Florida or anywhere in the US, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400. We have the resources to take on this company.