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WHO’s IARC Classifies Glyphosate As Probable Carcinogen

March 2015 — After the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed published data investigating the association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the agency classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in March 2015. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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Monsanto Works With EPA To Allegedly Stall Report

2015 — Monsanto started collaborating with the EPA in 2015 allegedly in order to stall a potentially negative report being written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) according to documents.  ATSDR had announced its plans to publish its review of glyphosate just before the publishing of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)’s report in which glyphosate was classified as a probable human carcinogen. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Banning Of Glyphosate In Illinois Cities

2015 — Chicago stopped spraying Roundup in public areas in 2015, recognizing the damage it caused.  Additional Illinois cities with glyphosate bans or restrictions are Evanston, Franklin Park, Naperville, and Urbana. Reference:  “Which Countries and U.S. States Are Banning Roundup?” Carlson Law Firm, 30 Dec. 2020, www.carlsonattorneys.com/news-and-update/banning-roundup

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Relationship Between Exposure To Glyphosate And Cancer Supported By Scientific Studies

2014 — A relationship between exposure to glyphosate and B cell lymphoma was found in 2014 after researchers studied 44 different scientific publications.  The publications covered 32 years’ worth of data on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pesticide exposure. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Glyphosate Exposure Shown To Double Chance Of Cancer

2008 — Researchers concluded that glyphosate exposure doubled a person’s chances of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008 following a study of Swedish citizens who were exposed to a number of pesticides. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Roundup’s Popularity Grows

2007 — Roundup became the most used herbicide in the U.S. by 2007.  The result of Roundup’s rising popularity was Roundup Ready crops, which began hitting the market in the late 1990s.  From the introduction of Roundup Ready crops through 2016, the global glyphosate usage increased by more than 15 times.  The U.S. made up 72% of the usage during that time. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/

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Roundup Hits The Market

1974 — Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup hit the market in 1974. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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Monsanto Develops Roundup

1970 — Monsanto developed glyphosate as an herbicide in 1970.  The company patented glyphosate as a weed killer in 1970 and kept the patent until 2000. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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