Paraquat lawsuit summary

Paraquat Lawsuit: Summary

A paraquat lawsuit aims to seek compensation for individuals suffering from various health risks associated with paraquat exposure. The first paraquat exposure lawsuit was filed in 2017 by farmers and other agricultural workers who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s after handling the toxic chemical in their workplace for many years.  Since then, it has been one […]


Paraquat poisoning

Paraquat Poisoning: Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment

Paraquat poisoning is a leading public health problem in several developing countries such as those in Asia, Pacific nations, and the Americas. Due to its accessibility and affordability, many people from said countries use paraquat to commit suicide.  Because ingestion is the route of exposure that is most likely to result in poisoning, the most […]


Paraquat Ban

Paraquat Ban: Is Paraquat Still Used?

Due to its toxicity, the paraquat weed killer has been banned in almost 60 countries around the world now, including Switzerland, where it is manufactured by Syngenta, United Kingdom, Brazil, Thailand, and China. But while the rest of the world is leaning towards stricter regulations or a complete ban on the chemical, the United States […]


NEC Risk Factors

What Are the Risk Factors for Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Although prematurity and birth weight remain the major risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), there are also other contributing factors that could increase a newborn’s risk of developing the disease.  One of these is formula feeding a preterm infant. Some formula products that have recently been the target of lawsuits for causing necrotizing enterocolitis in […]


Talcum powder cancer men

Can Men Get Cancer from Talcum Powder?

It is a common misconception that babies and women are the only ones who use talcum powder. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a wide array of talc products available in the market, and talcum powder use is also common with men. And although the link between talcum powder and […]


11 Paraquat poisoning symptoms you should be wary of

11 Paraquat Poisoning Symptoms You Should Be Wary Of

Paraquat poisoning is injury or death that results from touching, inhaling, or swallowing the herbicide paraquat, a toxic chemical still widely used in the United States today. Several studies that link paraquat to a handful of medical conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, not only prompted environmental groups to call for its ban, but have also prompted […]


Cancer from Roundup

Getting Cancer from Roundup: Is it Possible?

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. Since its first use in 1974, it has grown to become the most widely used herbicide in the United States. That’s why it comes with little surprise that Roundup has been the subject of several studies regarding its potential to cause cancer.  However, aside from […]


Necrotizing enterocolitis long-term effects

What Are the Long-Term Effects of NEC?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains the most common cause of death in very premature babies after around two weeks of age. The range of mortality rate in NEC is between 10% and 66% of infants who weigh less than 1,500 g, depending on how severe the disease is.  On the other hand, in babies whose weight […]

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