Glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer, says US jury

A jury sitting in San Francisco has found that a man’s blood cancer was linked to exposure to the world’s most commonly-used weedkiller, Bayer’s Roundup.

The unanimous ruling in a federal court comes eight months after another jury granted $289m (£218m) in damages over similar claims of a link to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). This was later reduced to $78m (£59m) and is on appeal.

The hearing was split by the judge into two parts. The first was to determine if Roundup was a substantial factor in causing 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s condition, which the jury confirmed on Tuesday after five days of deliberation.

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