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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Paraquat Exposure

Paraquat Exposure: Signs, Symptoms, and Outcomes

Paraquat exposure occurs when individuals have contact with the herbicide paraquat through skin absorption, inhalation, or ingestion. Farmers and agricultural workers have the highest risk of being exposed to paraquat, as they work closely with the toxic chemical as part of their job.  However, recent studies have revealed that even residents who live near farms […]


Does Roundup contain paraquat

Does Roundup Contain Paraquat?

No, Roundup does not contain paraquat. Similarly, there is no Roundup in paraquat as well. The two weed killers contain different active ingredients. However, there is a striking similarity between the two chemicals. They are both dangerous herbicides that have been the subject of a handful of lawsuits filed across the United States. Roundup is […]

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