Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

In accordance with the Parkinson’s Foundation, the commercial herbicide can lead to Parkinson’s Disease following long-term exposure. It’s not for use in 32 countries, including the European Union and China. In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency renewed Paraquat’s approval for sale in the U.S. for the next 15 years. It continues to be legally available, although studies suggest that it may be the culprit behind some of the Parkinson’s Disease cases.

What is Paraquat?

Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide. In order for commercial farmers to use Paraquat, they must complete certification and hold a special license to apply the herbicide. It’s manufacturer is Syngenta, a global agriculture conglomerate that produces herbicides, pesticides, seeds, and other agriculture products.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system and impairs motor functions. Symptoms include tremor, rigidity, slow movement, difficulty walking, among other cognitive and behavioral problems. Several studies within the last 20 years indicate there may be a link between extensive exposure to Paraquat and the onset of Parkinson’s Disease related symptoms.

Additional Information about Paraquat

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Forester Haynie Can Help

If you or someone you know were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or any other serious condition following prolonged exposure to the commercial herbicide Paraquat, you may be entitled to compensation. Please fill out the form below or call us at 214-210-2100 for a free case evaluation!