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What role does a surfactant play in herbicides?

Surfactants help the herbicide spray stick onto the weeds instead of falling onto the soil immediately.

Surfactants which are also called surface-acting agents are used in herbicide formulations. The surfactants' role is to reduce the surface tension of water.

As herbicide sprays are mainly made of water, surfactants that are added help to target the weed instead of falling instantly onto the soil. Polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA) is the surfactant added to the Roundup weed-killer.

This substance can also boost the cancer-causing properties of glyphosate, an active ingredient of Roundup because of which Roundup is considered to be more carcinogenic than Glyphosate alone.

Surfactants are a class of adjuvants present in herbicides used on corn and soybean crops. Roundup is one of these herbicides. While it is very effective in keeping weeds at bay, exposure is highly toxic and can result in cancer. According to the Weed Science Society of America, an adjuvant is “any substance in an herbicide formulation or added to the spray tank to modify herbicidal activity or application characteristics.”

Atraxia Law can promptly review your Roundup claim

With over 35 years of experience, our team of experts can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a Roundup claim if you were exposed to the herbicide and now struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. All you have to do for a claim review is send in evidence of your toxic exposure and your medical records stating how your diagnosis relates to Roundup exposure.

Following a thorough case evaluation, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation from the liable company. Eligible individuals will promptly be put in touch with a specialized attorney so they can have their Roundup claim filed as soon as possible. Because we know how overwhelming battling cancer can be, our team will do all in its power to ease the process for you.