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RSS FeedsBritons safe to use Roundup, maker insists after £226m cancer lawsuit loss
(World News UK)


11 august 2018 07:18:41

Britons safe to use Roundup, maker insists after £226m cancer lawsuit loss
(World News UK)

The maker of Roundup weedkiller has insisted British consumers are safe to use the product after a US jury backed a groundsman´s claim the pesticide contributed to his terminal cancer. Dewayne Johnson was awarded 289 million dollars (£226 million) by a state jury in the US, who found manufacturer Monsanto had failed to adequately warn of the risks of using Roundup, which contains the world´s most widely-used herbicide glyphosate. The groundsman´s lawyers said he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma in 2014, having used Roundup and a similar Monsanto product, Ranger Pro, in large quantities while working for a school authority. Monsanto vice president Scott Partridge said hundreds of...
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