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Roundup weed killer sued by family after Jacksonville man dies

The plaintiff in the suit says exposure to Roundup, specifically the ingredient glyphosate, caused Joseph Rogers, Sr. to develop Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A  family is suing the makers of Roundup, saying a Jacksonville man died due to exposure to the weed killer. 

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The plaintiff in the suit says exposure to Roundup, specifically the ingredient glyphosate, caused Joseph Rogers, Sr. to develop Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

The designer, manufacturer, and distributor of Roundup is the Delaware corporation, Monsanto. The suit says Monsanto did all this "with full knowledge of its dangerous and defective nature." 

Monsanto has vehemently denied such a connection, saying hundreds of studies have established that the chemical is safe.

Monsanto developed glyphosate in the 1970s, and the weed killer is now sold in more than 160 countries and widely used in the U.S.