We are pleased to share the latest issue of Living Safer magazine.
This edition contains a wealth of helpful information and engaging articles on health and medicine, home and family, business, and gardening. The lead story is about a toxic danger you may have in your own home: the widely used herbicide, Monsanto Roundup.
Two recent lawsuits have been decided against Monsanto, finding that the main ingredient in RoundUp, glyphosate, at least partially caused the plaintiffs’ non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Of course, Bayer, which purchased Monsanto in 2018, denies claims that glyphosate kills. They say its glyphosate-based herbicide formulation is not carcinogenic and can be used safely.
Who do you believe?
As a legal professionals, the experienced attorneys at TorkLaw have faith in the jury system. We also have faith in the power of the mounting evidence showing that people heavily exposed to glyphosate have a 41% higher risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
What’s really frightening is how widespread this chemical is: it’s in our water, our food, and our soil. Over 750 brands containing this chemical are sold in the United States.
I urge you to take great care when using weed killers on your property or in your work, both for your own safety and to protect our environment. If possible, avoid products containing glyphosate: read the label to see if it’s listed under active ingredients.
Because RoundUp doesn’t just kill plants, it may be killing people, many countries and jurisdictions have banned the use of glyphosate products. These places include the European Union and Los Angeles County. We call on U.S. regulatory agencies to ban glyphosate everywhere in our country.
If you or someone you know has developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after the prolonged use of Roundup or other glyphosate products, TorkLaw wants to hear from you. Our skilled attorneys can provide legal advice and will do everything we can to bring you justice. Your case may be the tipping point that helps to take this deadly toxin off the market.
Functioning Depression and Other Content
Please also check out the article on page 9, “What Functioning Depression Looks Like,” written by TorkLaw content manager Celeste Rothstein.
This piece provides information on how to recognize the symptoms of functioning depression, a common disorder that affects even the most successful people in our society – like Anthony Bourdain and Robin Williams.
Understanding depression and removing the stigma surrounding it and other forms of mental illness are the first step to helping those who are suffering. We urge you to read about it.
You’ll also find articles on familiar subjects that our firm has also written about on our TorkBlog: electric scooters, rideshare services, tick season and healthy eating. Finally, check out our Summer Pool Safety tips in the inside back cover!
Enjoy this Living Safer magazine, and please use the information to stay safe and enjoy the summer!