There May Be Many Reasons Paraquat Is Lethal To Human Health
Public safety advocates say that paraquat should be banned for enabling suicide, and other reasons
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - In addition to listening to scientific expert witness testimony and debating the scientific studies that link paraquat to Parkinson's disease, an MDL judge will probably want to know why other health agencies have moved to ban paraquat defoliant. Studies estimate, "200-300,000 people use pesticides to take their own lives every year. Paraquat is one of the most popular means of committing suicide because of its acutely toxic action." For this reason and others, various countries have either banned paraquat or severely restricted its use. Paraquat Parkinson's disease lawyers are interviewing farmworkers and others seeking monetary compensation by filing a paraquat Parkinsons disease lawsuit.
The European Union, China, Thailand, Brazil, and other countries have banned or phasing out paraquat to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their children and create a sustainable future for them. The EU paraquat ban was issued by a "European Union court for not meeting health standards." Paraquat is also banned in Switzerland, ironically home to its maker Syngenta. Europe's Pesticides Action Network lists the following countries that have banned paraquat. "Costa Rica - ban on aerial application, Belgium - use limited to professionals only, Syria - banned, New Zealand - preparations above 5% are restricted to commercial users and must be labeled dangerous poison, Cambodia - banned, Belize - Ban on aerial application, USA - May only be used by a certified pesticide applicator or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator, Chile - Ban on aerial application, Switzerland - Not registered for use due to acute toxicity, Indonesia - severely restricted use under professional supervision, Caribbean - Local Restricted, Slovenia - banned, and many, many more."
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to support the use of paraquat on soybean, corn, wheat, cotton, and many other common crops. The U.S. EPA's position on paraquat is inexplicable given the large number of other countries that have banned the defoliant. The EPA recently reapproved their positive view of paraquat as safe to use as directed. "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reapproved several pesticides on October 23 for use in the United States. The EPA has to its credit imposed tough restrictions on paraquat like requiring farmers to take a herbicide safety training class and earn a license before being able to apply paraquat legally.
"(Paraquat is a chemical) known to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD)," the MichaelJFox Parkinson's disease awareness website reported. Health advocates for the MJ Foundation wrote, "People are exposed to paraquat through the air, and it's also transferred onto clothing and will subsequently rub off onto furniture in homes. This endangers families living in rural areas, not only the farmers who use the pesticide." If you or a loved one have used paraquat or live by a farm that uses the defoliant, and have developed Parkinson's disease, you should speak with a paraquat Parkinson's disease lawyer for a free no-cost or obligation consultation. You may qualify to file a claim against Syngenta and Chevron for lump-sum monetary damages.
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