Dr. Dennis Weisenburger, a pathologist hired by the plaintiffs who works at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, declared with certainty that Roundup was the likely cause in development of lymphoma among plaintiffs Alva, 76, and Alberta Pilliod, 74.
“It’s not a hard call,” Weisenburger said.
Weisenburger is the latest witness in the third trial involving allegations that Monsanto Roundup caused cancer to reach the jury phase. Plaintiffs in the suit claim that regular exposure to Roundup and similar glyphosate-based herbicides caused their development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to Law360. The trial is expected to wrap up in early May, and is the third Roundup lawsuit to reach a jury out of approximately 11,200 similar cases on the books.
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Considering their regular exposure to glyphosate over such a long period of time, Weisenburger considered it a significant cancer risk, and that other risk factors, such as the plaintiffs’ ages and weights, weren’t major contributors to their development of the cancer. He added that lymphoma doesn’t run in either of their families, and that glyphosate was the only chemical they were both exposed to on such a regular basis.
There was also no evidence supporting the conclusion that their lymphoma could have been caused by other health issues, Weisenburger said.
A May 2015 review published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in The Lancet Oncology examined research on laboratory animals exposed to glyphosate and other herbicides. Three human studies were included in the review, all of which appeared to suggest an increased risk for lymphoma associated with glyphosate exposure. As a result of these findings, WHO declared that Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The lawsuit is: Pilliod v. Monsanto Co., case number RG17862702, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda.
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