A San Francisco jury on August 10th, 2018, found Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s non-Hodkin’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Round-Up weed killer.
The $289-million award in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle to ban Round-Up’s main active ingredient, glyphosate. The compound is applied to millions of acres of crops, many of which have been genetically modified to withstand the herbicide.
According to CNN, Johnson, 46, applied Roundup weedkiller 20 to 30 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for a school district near San Francisco, his attorneys said.
He testified that during his work, he had two accidents in which he was doused with the product. The first accident happened in 2012.
California growers also applied it to more than 200 crops across 4 million acres, including 1.5 million acres of almonds, making it their most widely used herbicide, according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
This case is the tip of the iceberg, as there are now over 5,000 cases filed against Monsanto, now a subsidiary of Bayer.
According to MIT research scientist, Stephanie Seneff, Glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized Societies.“ A report found in the Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 2014 reveals the correlation curves of most chronic diseases, like diabetes, kidney failure, autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, and cancers, since the introduction of Genetically Modified Orgnisms or Genetically Engineered crops from in 1996 to 2010.
Sacramento Medical Group can now test for glyphosate levels and offer detoxification from this insidious chemical. Agribusiness, forestry, and landscaping employers should seek to minimize their liability exposures by randomly sampling their farm workers, groundskeepers, forestry workers, and associated employees.
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When recruiting new workers, Hiring Managers may rely on background checks, drug screens, pre-placement physicals, skills and personality assessments, among other tests; however, an often overlooked screening process can save your organization thousands by assessing a job candidate’s physical ability, and providing you a baseline of performance according to your Physical Job Demands Analysis.
Considering it can cost an employer more than twice an employee’s annual salary in hard costs to ramp-in and train temporary staff and affecing your Worker’s Compensation insurance costs, prescreening a candidate at Sacramento Medical Group can help you make the right hiring choices.
Our state-of-the-art Agility Fitness Testing, using your pre-defined metrics, challenges your candidates’ ability to do the job requirements. We can have workers lift, carry, climb, bend and squat while under load, as well as test endurance parameters on a treadmill.
Employers that prescreen using our Agility Fitness Testing, based on their Physical Job Demands Analysis, can expect less!
- 50% Reduced Sprain/Strain Injuries
- 50% Reduced Injury Rates
- 50% Reduced Injury Costs
For more information, or to tour our facilities, please contact Janet Jimenez at 916-387-6929.
Although Cal/OSHA regulates workplace chemical hazards and toxic substances, accidents do occur. When Occupational Exposure Limits have been exceeded, the adverse health effects may be realized immediately or may manifest over many years.
Workplace chemical exposures are the nation’s eighth leading cause of death, but the U.S. lacks any strategy for preventing the more than 40,000 premature deaths each year, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “More Americans die each year from workplace chemical exposure than from all highway accidents, yet we have no national effort to stem this silent occupational epidemic,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, pointing out that allowed chemical exposure on-the-job is roughly 1000 times higher than in the general ambient environment.
Occupational exposures kill or severely deteriorate health slowly and silently, from cancer, neurological breakdown, cardiopulmonary disease, and other chronic maladies, more than 10 times the workers killed in all on-the-job accidents combined. “Reversing this long lethal trend requires a national commitment to ‘green’ the American workplace,” added Ruch. “Above all, OSHA needs to rediscover its ‘H’ by taking affirmative steps to sharply reduce the slow poisoning of American workers.”
WE HAVE THE SOLUTION!
Dr. David E. Root is a leading expert in occupational hazardous materials detoxification with 35 years worldwide experience treating over 4,000 patients. He perfected the only known method to mobilize and eliminate fat-stored toxins using an integrative sauna and exercise protocol which exploits the lipolysis “rebound” of niacin (vitamin B-3).
Sacramento Medical Group can reduce the body burden of toxicants in your employees at our Rancho Cordova facility in as little as 30 days. Workers Comp Insurance may cover treatment of workplace chemical exposure injuries. Call today to learn more about this unique Corporate Wellness program to help restore the health and productivity of your workers!
You’ve probably never heard of “Detoxination®” because we just trademarked that word. It literally means “the process of removing toxins”. Although we call it “detox” for short, it’s much different than ordinary detoxification.
Detoxination® has been developed to handle fat-soluble, or lipophilic, toxins. These are the heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and man-made chemicals that the human body is not well equipped to eliminate, and are the leading cause of chronic illness, fatigue, neurological spectrum disorders – and even cancers.
Juices, cleanses, chelation and other common detoxification methods may support the liver in converting toxins into water soluble, or hydrophilic, toxins to be excreted – but toxicants that are unable to be metabolized get sequestered away in the fat and adipose tissues to protect your organs. A 1984 onsite field study of capacitor workers in Semič, Slovenia by Dr. David Root, Medical Director of Sacramento Medical Group, established that test subjects’ fat stores contained PCB concentrations over 200 times higher than in their blood serum.
The effects from chemicals which store in the body are not always easy to describe. First, there is inadequate health data on the vast majority of the 85,000+ chemicals in commercial production. What data does exist tends to reflect effects in rodents rather than humans, and is nearly always the result of large exposures to a single chemical. It is difficult, if not impossible, to estimate the effects of chemical mixtures, and there have been very few such tests in animals. In addition, animal tests are notoriously poor at indicating the potential for effect on the skin or the nervous system.
Heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum accumulate in the brain, which is approximately 70% fat, resulting in reduced I.Q., cognitive impairment, and increased risk of dementia. Everyone alive is affected by our increasingly toxic environment.
When family planning, couples need to consider their own toxic body burden prior to conception. Chemicals and heavy metals are passed through the placenta to fetuses leading to endocrine disruption, immune suppression, reproductive failure, and birth defects. And breast milk contains high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants, such as pesticides.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Experts recommend heavy metal and chemical toxicity testing when a constellation of symptoms cannot be otherwise diagnosed; however, treatment typically focuses on reducing exposures, because reduction of the toxic body burden continues to elude conventional medicine.
For over 35 years Dr. Root has effectively employed a sauna-based protocol that exploits the lipolysis rebound effect of nicotinic acid (niacin, vitamin B3) combined with cardio exercise to treat occupational chemical exposure injuries around the world.
Now you can benefit from his proven modality as a foundation for sustainable wellness.
Detoxination Wellness Centers, next to his Rancho Cordova clinic, is now open to the public.
For more information, visit www.GetDetoxinated.com or call 916-366-0999 for a free consultation.
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