Farmers May Inhale Many Times More Than One Sip Of Paraquat Over Their Lifetimes
The EPA may not have considered repeated low-doses of paraquat inhaled or absorbed through the skin when writing paraquat restrictions
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - The paraquat catchphrase "Only one sip can kill" is repeated by lawyers representing farmers and others who allege using paraquat caused them to develop Parkinson's disease. The science that proves that inhaling paraquat herbicide is sure to either prove or disprove plaintiff allegations that the herbicide causes Parkinson's disease as hundreds have now accused the manufacturers. Syngenta and Chevron have long known of paraquat's toxicity because thousands of people from around the world have used the chemical to commit suicide or have accidentally killed themselves by mistakenly drinking it. When a farmer has paraquat leftover from spraying their soy, corn, wheat, cotton hor other mainstay crops they would often mindlessly transfer the remainder to a plastic soda bottle or other drink containers they pulled from their trash. Hundreds of people, children particularly, mistook the poison for a soft drink and took a swig. Paraquat is so deadly that even if the contents were immediately spat out, enough would have time to enter the bloodstream and cause death soon thereafter. This led the manufacturer to add a chemical called an emetic to induce vomiting and another chemical to make paraquat smell so foul that it could never be confused with something one would want to drink. The amount of emetic added proved to be insufficient to induce vomiting and internal company memos and whistleblower testimony shows the company failed to use a sufficient quantity of emetic because of the cost it would add. Despite paraquat's toxicity and the company's deplorable behavior, thousands of US farmers spray millions of tons of paraquat on their fields each year to kill weeds so effectively that the sprayer can stand there and watch the weed wither and die. If paraquat gulped in liquid form is proven to be such a deadly killer, it is not a stretch to assume that paraquat inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin, will enter the bloodstream and cause cancer or neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease. Slow, repeated, low-doses of paraquat may accumulate to thousands of times more over time than accidentally drinking one sip. Paraquat disease lawyers offer a free consultation and work on a contingency basis.
Paraquat News Today (PNT) is at the forefront of publishing research results that link inhaling or absorbing paraquat through the skin leads to Parkinson's disease. The publication recently reviewed an article published first by the journal Toxicological Sciences, that concluded repeated, low doses of paraquat can cause neurological disorders in mice. The study proved that inhaling paraquat kills the brain cells that produce dopamine, a vital neurotransmitter responsible for brain cell communication. PNT wrote, "Paraquat has been linked to a higher Parkinson's risk by its association with that disorder among agricultural workers exposed to this pesticide, and through studies showing that it can kill dopamine-producing neurons in mice. The loss of these neurons is a key event driving Parkinson's progression."
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