Number Of Plaintiffs Alleging Weedkiller Caused Cancer Jumped Sharply In Past Few Months
In August, Monsanto, the company that makes the weedkiller Roundup, was ordered to pay a plaintiff $289.2 million by a California state jury.
The Wall Street Journal:
Bayer Says More Americans Are Alleging Monsanto Weedkillers Cause Cancer
Bayer AG said the number of American plaintiffs alleging its recently acquired weedkillers cause cancer has risen sharply, adding to concerns about potentially lengthy and costly litigation stemming from its acquisition of Monsanto. The German chemicals company on Wednesday also lowered its full-year earnings outlook because of delays in closing its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto, which included a portfolio of herbicides that contain glyphosate, notably flagship product Roundup. (Bender, 9/5)
In other public health news —
Toddler's Death After ICE Detention Casts Doubt On Medical Care For Migrant Families
Advocates for immigrant children in California and beyond are raising concerns about medical care in family detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after news that a toddler who got sick in ICE custody subsequently died. More than 2,000 parents and children are currently being held in three ICE family detention facilities. (Small, 9/6)