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    Default Re: Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Quote Originally Posted by sterlo View Post
    All good, they swing like those Kinetic Energy Balls on a desk
    Customers must be thinking "what's that clicking sound you're making"

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    Default Re: Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Recent American E.P.A studies on people working with glyphosate have a 41% increase of developing cancer.

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    Default Re: Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Quote Originally Posted by ASTRO View Post
    Recent American E.P.A studies on people working with glyphosate have a 41% increase of developing cancer.
    actually it's a published paper from some researchers at Washington state university not the E.P.A and they found that "people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)" note that they do not state what amount constitutes a high exposure also it's a meta data analytic study (so looking at previous studies no new research here ) this includes studies of pesticide applicators and farmers and considering there is other research that has shown "meta-analyses showed that phenoxy herbicides, carbamate insecticides, organophosphorus insecticides and the active ingredient lindane, an organochlorine insecticide, were positively associated with NHL" there are also published papers linking increased amounts of Cadmium to increased risks of NHL but no one seems to want to talk about the risks from using cheap fertilisers (no one big company to sue here)

    Also I found this article interesting
    "No one knows what is causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases to increase in the United States. According to a study published in 2000 by the National Cancer Institute, between 1973 and 1997, there was an 81% increase in new cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with a 4% increase every year since 1950.
    In the last decade, new cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have leveled off. However, in 2013, experts estimate that 70,000 Americans will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with a lifetime risk of about 1 in 50. The exact cause behind the majority of these cases is unknown."

    Glyphosate was released to the market in 1974 so the rise in NHL cases in my opinion appears to be the same since it's release as it was in before
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    Default Re: Cancer patient wins roundup payout

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    In Canada a couple of weeks back & roundup is on display but locked up as you need a licence to buy it.
    This was in Home depot, Bunnings equivalent.

    Cheers Fred.
    Truth is stranger than fiction Fred. If the same thing is happening in the US does that mean you could potentially have roundup locked up in a display next to an unlocked gunrack and you would need a licence to buy roundup but no licence to buy an automatic weapon. All this in a country that has nuclear weapons ready to go at the push of a button. They have a strange concept of risk.

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