Many People Are Accidentally Poisoned by Roundup and Glyphosates Today
You can be accidentally poisoned by Roundup and glyphosates quite easily, if you are anywhere in the vicinity of where these dangerous chemicals are being administered and used in outdoor applications. Roundup is commonly used as an herbicide to manage weeds in residential and commercial settings. The herbicide Roundup is especially potent, and can be deadly if ingested or exposed to it. You can be “minding your own business” and still be exposed to glyphosates. That is because once it is unleased into the environment, it is highly toxic and can affect you if you are even exposed to it for a short amount of time. Glyphosates are dangerous in all types, and can cause serious reactions to anyone exposed to these hazardous chemicals. Many times, there will be some concern with the exposures to Roundup, in regard to know how to treat the exposed areas or to manage any poison control if the herbicide is accidentally ingested. This concern is because the formulas for glyphosates and surfactants can vary widely by manufacturer and by herbicide, it is difficult to know the exact formula that is used in any one application. Children as well as adults are susceptible to poisoning from Roundup and glyphosate use and applications in the environment.1
People are accidentally poisoned by glyphosate when it gets into their food, on their hands and they touch their mouths or food resources or it is airborne and they inhale it in contaminated environments. Anywhere that there are agricultural and industrial uses of Roundup, as well as in residential home environments where weed killers are used, there is a risk of an accidental poisoning of glyphosate. Technically, whether you are outside or inside, you can still be susceptible to being poisoned by Roundup, if it is stored in an area that you may be near, pass by, or have access to in a storage area. This can apply to an area where the chemicals are stored in a commercial or residential area. That means, if you are working in an office or near a home, you can accidentally be poisoned by someone else using Roundup and glyphosates in that environment. A person can accidentally ingest Roundup in any season, summer and winter included, when there is an improper storage of the chemicals and containers of the herbicide.
Some Symptoms of Poisoning from Roundup Can Be Serious
You can experience a plethora of symptoms if you are poisoned by Roundup and the chemical cocktail from using herbicides with glyphosate. These symptoms will require you to go to an urgent care facility, hospital or other place to seek emergency care if you are summarily exposed to Roundup or similar chemicals. Even if you think you are exposed but that the exposure is small, you should still seek emergency care, because a healthcare professional will need to review you to determine the level of the exposure. If you are exposed to Roundup and did not know it, then wherever you experienced the exposure can come to you again, and in that case, you can suffer an accumulation of exposures to these hazardous chemicals.
If you have been feeling “off” and suspect exposure to Roundup and glyphosates, you need to seek immediate help from a healthcare professional. Some of the more serious symptoms can include:2
- Closing of the throat
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Pain in the throat
- Organ damage to kidneys
- Kidney failure
- Respiratory distress
- Cancers of the body
- Difficulty breathing
In the event that you experience these or any other symptoms as a result of exposure to Roundup or glyphosates, you can call our law office today. We can talk to you about the next steps, and review your personal injury claims. Of course you can call us even if you are still under a doctor’s care for your personal injuries and chemical exposure to Roundup. We are here for you and will review your claim with you in a compassionate way, when you give us a call today at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.
Ingesting Roundup Can Be a Death Sentence for Anyone Exposed to Roundup
If a person is exposed to and accidentally ingests Roundup, it can lead to massive organ failure and death. The healthcare providers who manage your case will need to know if you suspect in any way that you have been exposed to Roundup or glyphosates. In this way, they will know how to treat your symptoms and healthcare problems, to help you to extend a full recovery from this deadly exposure to the chemicals in Roundup. People who are also exposed to the herbicide Roundup can have severe problems with any form of contact to the chemicals related to glyphosates. These medical problems, diseases and issues can include rashes that turn into rigid limbs over time, that can turn into tremors, loss of memory, onset of a coma, Parkinson’s diseases symptoms and later major neurological problems that can lead to death. In patients who eventually die from exposure to Roundup, the serious symptoms leading up to death can include:
- Metabolic acidosis
- Renal failure
- Pulmonary edema
- Respiratory distress
- Infiltrates found on a chest x-ray1
If this has happened to you, it is easy to make the initial call to our law team at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792, to review your personal injury claims. We understand that you may have suffered a permanent disability or personal injury, based on your inadvertent exposure to Roundup and glyphosates. We take all our Roundup cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay us absolutely nothing unless we win your case and we win 98%+ of all our personal injury and wrongful death cases. Get in touch with Walch Law now.
1Bradberry, S. M., Proudfoot, A. T., & Vale, J. A. (2004). Glyphosate poisoning. Toxicological Reviews, 23(3), 159–167. https://doi.org/10.2165/00139709-200423030-00003
2Dai, Q., Wang, L., Gao, X., Du, D., Shuai, P., Li, L., & Liu, W. (2022). Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of acute poisoning in children in southwestern China: a review of 1755 cases from 2014 to 2020. International Journal of General Medicine, 133-142.