what are glyphosates?

Glyphosate is an herbicide that non-selectively kills most types of grasses and broadleaf weeds. Roundup® introduced this main active ingredient in 1974.

Glyphosate is an herbicide that non-selectively kills most types of grasses and broadleaf weeds. When it comes into contact with the leaves of a plant, it targets an enzyme in the plant that is necessary for the plant’s growth.

Roundup® introduced this main active ingredient in 1974. Almost 50 years later, it is one of the most widely used herbicides worldwide. Glyphosate uses include weed control on lawns, gardens, agricultural fields, industrial and municipal lots, forests, parks, and more.

is glyphosate harmful to humans?

Though the Environmental Protection Agency issues no warnings about the safety of glyphosate when used as instructed, individuals have reported adverse reactions from contact with Roundup®. 

Although Roundup® glyphosate toxicity is considered low by many official agencies, the other ingredients in Roundup® combine to cause higher toxicity. Some of them are included in the formulation to transport the glyphosate more effectively into cells.

Multiple studies on Roundup®’s formulation demonstrate that the so-called inert ingredients synergistically amplify the dangers of glyphosate or have harmful effects of their own. 

Polyoxyethylene alkylamine is a surfactant that composes around 15.4 percent of Roundup®. A 2014 publication by the Institute of Science in Society stated that it increases the toxicity to living cells to 2,000 times higher than glyphosate alone. 

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reported that the inert compounds in Roundup® contributed to the disruption of the endocrine system, which regulates most body functions.

Glyphosate makes up just over 40% percent of Roundup®’s formula. It is the main component along with water, which is also just over 40% percent.

Were you affected by roundup® weedkiller?

Many individuals that were exposed to Roundup® weedkiller experienced medical complications, including the development of cancer. You may be entitled to compensation if If you have experienced any adverse effects after contact with Roundup, you may qualify for significant compensation. To see if you qualify, submit a free claim eligibility check. If you are eligible, we may be able to help you receive justice.

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