Canada Launches Lawsuit Against Bayer

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  • Canadian law firm Diamond & Diamond has filed a class-action lawsuit against various makers of Roundup, including Bayer
  • The Canadian class-action suit names more than 60 individuals as plaintiffs, but thousands more may have been affected
  • The suit alleges that Roundup, which contains glyphosate as an active ingredient, caused serious health problems in the users, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, brain cancer and lung cancer
  • In the U.S., approximately 42,700 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer have already been filed and analysts suggested the number of glyphosate lawsuits may soon surpass 45,000

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