Paraquat Herbicides: Applications and Usage Methods Since the 1960s

Paraquat has been sold in herbicides since the 1960s and typically applied via knapsack sprayers, handheld sprayers, crop dusters (aerial sprayers), trucks with pressurized tanks and tractor-drawn pressurized tanks.

Paraquat Exposure: Routes of Entry and Neurological Impacts on the Human Body

Paraquat can enter the human body through absorption, inhalation and/or ingestion, and can damage dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Scientific research and studies have shown that exposure to Paraquat causes neurological injuries including Parkinson’s disease.

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Legal Action Against Paraquat Manufacturers: Seeking Accountability for Parkinson's Disease

In November 2022, farmers, agricultural workers and other persons who were exposed to Paraquat and developed Parkinson’s disease brought legal action against the manufacturers of Paraquat, alleging that the manufacturers knew that Paraquat was unreasonably dangerous to human health before being sold in the 1960s.

Compensation for Paraquat Exposure and Parkinson's Disease: Know Your Rights

If you were exposed to Paraquat and now suffer from Parkinson’s disease, you may be eligible for compensation.

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