California can require agrochemical giant Monsanto to label its popular Roundup weed killer as a potential cancer threat, a judge in Fresno has tentatively ruled.
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What’s the Problem?
January 30, 2017 – California would be the first state in the U.S. to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal, which Judge Kristi Kapetan will make a final ruling on soon.
Monsanto had sued California in an attempt to keep Roundup off its list of carcinogens, arguing that the state based its claims on the findings of a French-based international organization which has no accountability in the U.S.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said in September 2015 that it planned to add glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — to the list after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the herbicide as a probable human carcinogen.
The report says glyphosate caused cancer in lab tests on animals and found that the chemical damaged DNA in human cells. The report is currently under review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with a full assessment expected in the coming months.
Attorneys for California consider IARC the “gold standard” for identifying carcinogens, and rely on the agency’s findings along with several states, the U.S. government and other countries, according to court documents.
California health regulators are waiting for a formal ruling before moving forward with the warnings. Once a chemical is added to a list of probable carcinogens, the manufacturer has a year before it must attach the label.
Do I Have a Roundup Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Roundup weed killer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases in all 50 states.
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