Evidence Is Mounting Linking Paraquat and Parkinson's Disease
Paraquat may be the reason for the rise in Parkinson's disease and the epidemics of obesity and autism
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate a link between inhaling or otherwise coming into contact with the herbicide paraquat and developing Parkinson's Disease, a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder. Paraquat enters the brain through the olfactory nerve that governs one's sense of smell and can damage the brain cells that produce dopamine, a critical neurotransmitter. Nerve cells can not coordinate their intentions with one another without proper communication, resulting in a Parkinson's patient looking stiff, shaky, uncoordinated, trembling, and the like. According to an article written and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH), other signs of Parkinson's disease are muteness, severe rigidity, weakness, tremor, and flat facial expression.
More than 50 countries have banned paraquat because of its toxicity, including the entire European Union. Only one sip of the defoliant can kill a person. Nations are implementing stricter regulations of the chemical, such as requiring a license certifying that the user understands the chemical's risks on human health. More studies indicate a connection between developing Parkinson's disease and living in rural communities surrounding farms that spray paraquat. According to Nature.com, "Several studies have suggested that pesticide exposure and life in rural areas are significant risk factors for PD. Among other pesticides, paraquat (PQ) has been linked to PD by epidemiological studies and experimental work in rodents, in which it causes lesions in the substantia nigra, pars compacta in the brain." Paraquat Parkinson's disease attorneys are interviewing prospective plaintiffs to see if paraquat exposure may have caused their neurological problems. Paraquat lawyers offer a free no-obligation consultation and work on a contingency basis.
Despite the evidence linking paraquat use and Parkinson's disease, the United States has failed to ban the deadly defoliant. Farmers across America are spraying it on their crops at record levels. Paraquat use has doubled over the last decade corresponding to a steady increase in the rate of human beings developing Parkinson's. Statistically speaking, the correlation between the two is indicative of a causal relationship if for no other reason than there has been no genetic mutation in which to associate the rise of the disease. Only the wholesale spraying of weedkillers on large farm areas can be suspected to have caused such a mutation in human health. Chemicals like paraquat may be the reason for the rise in Parkinson's disease and the explosions of obesity and autism.
Paraquat Parkinson's disease lawsuits throughout the United States, in the midwest and California, are being registered by individuals with Parkinson's disease who work on farms that use paraquat or live nearby. If you or a loved one have experienced the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and live nearby a large farm, you should see a neurologist. Paraquat's link to Parkinson's disease is no longer in dispute. Lawsuits against Syngenta, the manufacturer of paraquat, seek monetary compensation for lost wages, reimbursement of medical expenses, and punitive damages. Syngenta may have known for decades that their deadly defoliant could cause Parkinson's disease and failed to warn the public.
Lawyers for Paraquat Lawsuits
Attorneys handling Paraquat Lawsuits for leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma offer free, no-obligation case review for individuals and families who believe they may have grounds to file a paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit. Working on a contingency basis, these attorneys are committed to never charging legal fees unless they win compensation in your paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit. The product liability litigators handling Roundup claims at the Onder Law Firm have a strong track record of success in representing families harmed by dangerous drugs and consumer products.