What countries have banned paraquat

What Countries Have Banned Paraquat?

With its acute toxicity and link to Parkinson’s disease, it comes with no surprise that Paraquat use has been banned in several countries across the globe. Aside from studies linking the highly toxic herbicide to Parkinson’s, evidence also continue to mount on many other alarming health effects it can cause. From birth defects to learning […]

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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 […]

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Paraquat Safety

Paraquat Safety: How To Prevent Paraquat Poisoning?

Plaintiffs who have suffered from the long-term effects of paraquat poisoning have been filing a paraquat poisoning lawsuit in different courts across the United States. And the numbers of cases filed in the paraquat multidistrict litigation continue to increase as we speak.  Despite the advancements in medical technology today, there is still no cure available […]

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Paraquat history

Paraquat History: Development and Manufacturing

Paraquat was first manufactured and produced for commercial purposes by Imperial Chemical Industries (now Syngenta) in early 1962 under the brand name Gramoxone. Since then – and up to now – it remains one of the most widely used herbicides around the world. But in the United States, paraquat is classified by the Environmental Protection […]

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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 […]

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Paraquat use

Paraquat Use: Application and Requirements

Paraquat is classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a restricted use pesticide (RUP). This restriction means that only certified pesticide applicators can purchase and mix, load, and apply the herbicide.  In order to be certified as a pesticide applicator, you need to undergo an EPA-approved paraquat training course once every three […]

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Paraquat and Animals

Paraquat and Animals: Is It Toxic to Animals?

Paraquat is a restricted use pesticide (RUP), which means it is not available to the public and only certified pesticide applicators can purchase and/or use the weed killer. However, evidence exists that paraquat exposure within 550 yards of a home may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.  In other words, even though paraquat is […]

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Paraquat Intoxication Treatment

Paraquat Intoxication Treatment: First Aid and Medical Management

Intoxication is a word that is often associated with alcohol or drugs. However, there is also a risk of intoxication for individuals who handle toxic chemicals such as herbicides. For instance, the popular herbicide paraquat can cause fatal intoxication or poisoning when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed by the skin.  Paraquat intoxication is the leading cause […]

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