The popular weed-killing brand Roundup is facing major backlash after a recent discovery about their product. Bayer, the company that makes Roundup, has been making headlines after thousands of people have brought lawsuits against them.
According to reports, the chemical, which is used to kill weeds, is being linked to cancer. Thousands of people have filed lawsuits claiming to have been sickened after using the spray.
"As of Wednesday, the company was facing lawsuits from more than 11,200 people over its controversial weed killer Roundup that has been linked to causing cancer in some individuals," reported Fox News.
The news has spread like wildfire across social media. Many people vowed to never use the weed killer again. The company reported their stock took a major hit after the story made headlines.
"Last August, a California jury concluded that Roundup and the company’s Ranger Pro products presented a 'substantial danger' to terminally ill 46-year-old Dewayne 'Lee' Johnson, who became sick with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the spray for more than two years as a groundskeeper," Fox News went on say.
Jurors in the Johnson case believed that the company should have known the risks that their products have. Johnson won the suit and ultimately was awarded $78 million.
A spokesperson for Bayer has responded to the case saying, "To emphasize once again that we disagree with the verdict in the Johnson case. We have therefore filed an appeal. And we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously in all the other proceedings as well."
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