Three teachers who sued Monsanto for injuries they say were caused by the chemicals in fluorescent lighting are awarded $185 million, according to an article from the AP. The teachers contend they suffered brain damage from exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the lighting used at Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, Washington.
The trial reportedly is the first of 22 involving teachers, parents and students who spent time at the facility. Through a spokesperson, Bayer – which purchased Monsanto in 2018 – says they may appeal the verdict.
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