A California jury found that the popular weed killer Roundup contributed to an elderly couple's cancer, and awarded them $2 billion in damages.
Bayer, the makers of Monsanto's Roundup will appeal the decision.
This is the third judgement against the product maker, all centered around the claims that an ingredient in the weed killer is a carcinogen.
In this case, the couple, 76 old Alva and 74-year-old Alberta Pilliod said they used Roundup for 30 years for residential landscaping. Both developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Alva was diagnosed in 2011; and his wife, Alberta, was diagnosed in 2015. After treatment, they are both now in remission.
Bayer's attorneys responded claiming that the couple had "long histories of illnesses known to be substantial risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma" and also countered allegations that, glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to cancer.
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