Signs and Symptoms of Roundup Exposure

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Roundup has been used for decades to kill unwanted plants and weeds in home gardens, garden centers, plant nurseries, parks, and farms. Unfortunately, this glyphosate-based herbicide has also been the cause of severe health issues and cancer cases globally. In recent years, glyphosate has been categorized as a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and other health organizations. In addition, research has shown that the toxicity of glyphosate is amplified when combined with certain inert chemicals, as is the case with Roundup.

Because Roundup has such widespread use, anyone could be at risk of Roundup exposure-related health issues. If you or a loved one have been exposed to Roundup and you think you may be at risk of developing cancer or other Roundup exposure-related illnesses, read on to learn what symptoms you should be looking out for and what your next steps could be.

Signs and Symptoms of Roundup Exposure

If you are concerned that you may have caused your body harm from exposure to Roundup, keep an eye out for these symptoms and talk to a doctor if you experience them:

  • Skin rashes (particularly where Roundup touched your skin)
  • Eye irritation
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Nausea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Anemia
  • Nosebleeds
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of the abdomen or stomach
  • Chest pain
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Unexplained asthma

If you are using Roundup without proper PPE, you could accidentally inhale Roundup and experience the following:

  • Increased saliva production
  • Irritation and burning in your mouth and throat
  • Coughing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you experience any of the symptoms above after exposure to Roundup, you should seek the help of a doctor. You may need to be monitored for developing illnesses.

Identifying Glyphosate Poisoning

The main active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, produces some distinct symptoms in individuals who have consumed large amounts of it. Call 911 immediately if you ingest any glyphosate product.

Go to urgent care or schedule an appointment with your medical provider if you experience a combination of any of the following symptoms. 

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Blue fingernails or lips
  • Coma
  • Low blood pressure
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Mouth and throat irritation
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting

In severe cases, other indications have included:

  • Organ damage
  • Gastrointestinal corrosion
  • Kidney failure
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Respiratory distress
  • Shock
  • Significant irregular heart rhythm
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Severe skin burns
  • Corneal injury
  • Metabolic acidosis

How to Confirm if Roundup Caused Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

There is a diagnostic process that is used by doctors to confirm or rule out if you have non-Hodgkin Lymphoma as a result of your Roundup exposure.

  1. They’ll review your medical history and your family’s medical history.
  2. They’ll physically examine you to check for a swollen liver, spleen, and lymph nodes in your neck, underarm, and groin.
  3. They’ll conduct blood and urine tests to identify if there may be alternate causes for your symptoms.
  4. They may order X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to look for tumors in your body.
  5. If you have swollen lymph nodes or tumors, they will remove part of or all of one of your lymph nodes or the tumor to analyze the tissue for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. They’ll also identify the specific type if it is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  6. They’ll order a bone marrow test to remove a sample of your bone marrow and analyze it for lymphoma cells.

If there is a connection between your health issues and Roundup exposure, you’ll want to secure a lawyer right away to get your legal claim started. You could receive financial compensation for your illness resulting from Roundup exposure.

Our law firm has been working hard to hold Monsanto and Bayer responsible for their negligence for years. No one should experience cancer or other illnesses brought on by Roundup Exposure.

Fill out our free case evaluation to get your claim started and hold Monsanto and Bayer accountable!