BREAKING: Jury rules Roundup was a ‘substantial factor’ in causing ANOTHER man’s cancer
- Edwin Hardeman, 70, of Santa Rosa, California, has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system after using the weed killer in his garden for 30 years
Roundup herbicide was a significant factor that caused a man’s cancer, a San Francisco jury ruled today.
The verdict is the second blow against manufacturer Monsanto (now Bayer) less than a year after the first ever trial that came to the same conclusion in August 2018.
Edwin Hardeman, 70, of Santa Rosa, California, has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system after using the weed killer in his garden for 30 years.
Hardeman told jurors the spray routinely got on his skin before he was diagnosed with the disease.
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Tuesday’s verdict was the first step in the trial: next, the jury will decide whether the manufacturer knew the risks the product posed to users and, if so, whether those risks were deliberately concealed.
The weed killer is owned by German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer after its purchase of US-based Monsanto last year