Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as herbicide exposure — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Have you had significant exposure to specific herbicides? Include short-term intense contact or long-term low-level exposure.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No significant exposure
→ Phenoxy agents (2,4-D, agent orange, 2,4,5-T)
→ Glyphosates (roundup, touchdown...)
→ Yes, other
There is reasonable evidence suggesting occupational exposure to phenoxy herbicides could result in both Hodgkin's and non Hodgkin's lymphoma. These compounds act as growth regulators and cause destructive proliferation of tissues in plants.
A report by a 16-member committee of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine found soft-tissue sarcoma associated with exposure to herbicides. Some studies have shown significant increases in soft tissue sarcoma with phenoxy herbicides.