Cancer Claims From Popular Weed-Killer

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

A common weed-killer called “Roundup” contains the chemical glyphosate. Many users of this weed-killer have come forward stating that glyphosate has caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, Dr. Donna Farmer, a chemist at Monsanto, has stated that the glyphosate chemical targets a certain enzyme in plants that is not found in humans,


and as a result, her research shows that the chemical does not cause cancer. In addition to this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that glyphosate poses no cancer risk to humans. Additional research is is being conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Click here for more information about the research.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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