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Poisoning From Glyphosate in Roundup Herbicide Can Create Permanent Disabilities

Roundup is a common and popular herbicide, that utilizes the chemical glyphosate as an active ingredient to kill weeds in residential and commercial applications. The exposure of humans to glyphosate has been controversial in the last few years, as it is now known to be hazardous and dangerous to humans overall. When you buy Roundup or other herbicides that use glyphosate to kill common weeds around your home, the formulas and concentrates can range from 1% glyphosate to over 40% glyphosate ingredients.1 Not having a universal formula for the use of glyphosate means that it is difficult to track the various consumer made concentrations, but it is still a dangerous solution for humans to be exposed to in any environment.

Glyphosate is Dangerous With Complicated Chemical Formulas in the Bottle

The glyphosate that is used in Roundup and other household herbicides carry with it a complex formula of ingredients. The glyphosate is often used with five various salt formations, and can contain surfactants that may also vary in formula in the bottle. For that reason, a person will be poisoned from the exposure to Roundup based on a hazardous and extremely dangerous cocktail of chemical agents, not just from the glyphosate alone. For example, scientific studies note that the surfactant polyoxyethyleneamine (POEA) has been determined to be more toxic than glyphosate by itself, and it can be used in herbicides along with glyphosate.

Why is Glyphosate So Popular in Herbicide Use?

Glyphosate is popular to use as a herbicide in Roundup and other products to kill weeds. It is popular because of the chemical properties, and how it reacts with the plants it kills and the surrounding soil. Overall, glyphosate can be plant specific and stays inactive once applied to the soil. That means it is perfect for use with no-till crops, as it does not have to be driven or raked into the soil to work as an effective herbicide. The glyphosate in Roundup does interact with soil though, to convert soil compounds to oxidize and make a metabolic pathway to kill the unwanted plants or weeds. Unfortunately, the metabolic pathways that kill weeds in the soil after an application of Roundup, can also kill humans because of the poisonous chemicals that are released in this chemical reaction. If you have been exposed without your knowledge to Roundup or to glyphosate, you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792 today.

What Symptoms and Side Effects Can You Expect With Exposure to Glyphosate Chemicals?

If you are accidentally exposed to glyphosates in Roundup or other herbicides, you can expect to have some serious symptoms and side effects. You can experience several symptoms and side effects of glyphosate poisoning, including:

  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Irritation and rashes on the skin
  • Irritation of the nose and throat areas
  • Burning in your mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Getting headaches
  • Falling into a coma
  • Getting weak all over
  • Rising anxiety
  • Hard to breath episodes
  • Vomiting up blood
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Burns of the skin
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Shock
  • Blindness
  • Death

If you have experienced accidental poisoning of Roundup and glyphosate, you can call us today. We are here to help you with your personal injury claim. Just call us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792, to speak to our legal team about your personal injury claim.

Accidental Poisoning of Glyphosate Can Happen With the Rush of the Wind

You can experience an accidental poisoning of glyphosate just by the turn of the wind. Wherever the Roundup is being applied in a field, at the home in a garden or in a commercial setting, the wind can push the glyphosate chemicals to fall on food resources for humans. If Roundup is being used commercially, it can get into public water sources, or from runoff of fields when there is rain or flooding. This can contaminate water reserves and reservoirs for a community, thus offering poison to the humans in these regions. In a private home, the use of Roundup in a garden can contaminate food resources that are being grown elsewhere on the property. There is a warning on Roundup’s label not to use it in windy conditions or on a windy day. This is because once the chemicals are airborne, they are able to spread and contaminate otherwise clean food resources, such as other foods being grown in the garden, or even food on a picnic table nearby to the plot being treated for weeds. It is also possible to inhale glyphosate from it being carried int eh wind, and it can land on your skin to burn skin if you are anywhere near a residential or commercial application of this chemical. If you are exposed to enough glyphosate you can be seriously injured, experience organ failure, trouble breathing, go into a coma or even die as a result of being exposed to Roundup or similar herbicides.

Why is Roundup So Deadly When Accidentally Ingested by Humans?

The reasons for Roundup and glyphosate being so deadly when it is accidentally ingested by humans is manifold. In general, if you accidentally are exposed to Roundup and glyphosate chemicals that get into your body, you will absorb the chemical into your system. This absorbing happens quite slowly, with usually only a small amount being taken in during the initial exposure. The problem is that once you get Roundup or glyphosates into your body, it will begin to undergo a biotransformation and start to affect your major organs. Once this happens, it can start to wreck-havoc with organs, shutting them down permanently and it can lead to a certain death in some cases. Other issues can include that if you routinely became exposed to glyphosates over time, you may have built up a higher dose in your system, which can lead to other issues that can detrimentally affect your health in the long run. For example, if you are exposed to Roundup and glyphosates and used bare hands in contaminated soil with these chemicals, you may have built up that toxin in your system, which could lead to a delayed reaction to the chemicals over time. If you also checked your urine, you might be surprised to see how much glyphosate chemicals are present in a urine sample, which indicates the levels of the chemical in your body overall. In the event that you have questions regarding hazardous exposure to Roundup or glyphosates, just get in touch with us and we will review the next steps with you to initiate a lawsuit based on the merits of your claim.


1Bradberry, S. M., Proudfoot, A. T., & Vale, J. A. (2004). Glyphosate poisoning. Toxicological Reviews, 23, 159-167.

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