Anything Short Of Banning of Paraquat and Glyphosate Would Have Been Dissapointing

Environmentals were double-crossed when the EPA sided with the chemical industry over human health and the environment

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - The angry reactions by environmentalists to the EPA's ignorance of Paraquat dangers are not likely to abate any time soon. Expectations were high when the new administration came to power in Washington DC in January of this year. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) wrote pieces, "7 Ways Children Will Be Healthier Under the Biden Administration," and "What the Biden Administration Should Do To Protect Children From Toxic Pesticides." The focus of the articles was on children. The concern for children's health is a result of finding unacceptably high levels of herbicides in children's urine samples. Both pieces centered around their expectations that a total ban of glyphosate and paraquat was just around the corner if for no other reason to protect our future generation. Nathan Donley, the director of environmental health science for the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, showed his displeasure with the Biden EPA for renewing the paraquat license for another 15-years, after assuming a decision to ban paraquat by the new administration was in the cards. Mr. Donley said, "It's extremely disappointing that the Biden EPA is reapproving this dangerous pesticide, which is outlawed across a lot of the world, ... This is a huge step in the wrong direction for a president who insists he's prioritizing both environmental health and environmental justice."

The EPA renewed Syngenta's license to manufacture and sell paraquat in the United States on August 1, 2020, angering groups whose existence hinges on protecting people, animals, and the environment from big companies that make deadly chemicals, and put profits ahead of human healt. Paraquat may be the most harmful to human and animal health of all of the alternatives that farmers have to control weed at the lowest possible cost. Farmers turn to paraquat when their weeds have grown resistant to Monsanto's glyphosate. Farmers may be fighting a losing battle to chemically control weed as just recently a major strain of unwanted weed was shown to have become resistant to even paraquat. Experts warn that Ryegrass is resistant to paraquat at levels far above government limits for using the herbicide. Experts warn there is no chemical solution to the Ryegrass problem and farmers will have to adapt to more expensive mechanical weed control solutions. Paraquat Parkinson's disease was downplayed by the agency.

Above all, paraquat is the herbicide that is most deadly to human health. It is orders of magnitude more toxic than Monsanto's glyphosate. In one court case years ago, a Monsanto executive volunteered to drink a glass of glyphosate in front of a jury before his legal team talked him down from the ledge. One sip of paraquat is enough to kill an adult male human being. Thousands of deaths have occurred from accidentally drinking paraquat or deliberately using it to commit suicide. The EPA wants the public to believe that inhaling or ingesting paraquat has not been proven to cause Parkinson's disease, refuting studies to the contrary.

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