Watchdog Groups Have Petitioned The EPA Insisting Paraquat Is Removed From The Market

The fact that farmers, farmworkers, and others are developing Paraquat Parkinson's disease in record numbers is being ignored the EPA

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Consumer watchdog groups like the Environmental Working Group (EWG), GreenPeace, and other organizations are outraged over the EPA's recent decision to endorse paraquat as being safe if used as directed and to extend its license for another 15 years in the US. Americans were hoping that the incoming Biden administration would be more sympathetic than the last with the plight of children that live and play near farms that spray the deadly defoliant and of adults that live and work nearby. This was not the case, however, and the EPA told all who were concerned they had failed to find a clear link between using paraquat as directed and developing paraquat Parkinson's disease, a deadly neurological disorder. A citizen's petition has been filed that insists the EPA re-evaluate its leniency in granting paraquat its license. According to, "The petition for review filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on September 23, 2021, seeks to set aside EPA's reapproval of paraquat because of its alleged health impacts on farmworkers and agricultural communities. Petitioners point to the 32 other countries that have already outlawed paraquat. They also cite studies connecting paraquat exposure to increased risk of Parkinson's." Among the countries that have banned the use of paraquat and are getting along well without it are China, Switzerland, and others in the European Union. Scientists now suspect that working, living, or playing near farms or golf courses that use of have used paraquat to kill weeds could do more harm to human health than first thought. People from all walks of life that have had regular low-dose exposure to paraquat have filed Paraquat lawsuits that accuse Syngenta of being negligent for bringing a harmful product to market.

Greenpeace has focused in the past on the number of suicides and accidental deaths that have occurred from ingesting as little as a mouthful of paraquat. The organization is leading the charge in the attempt to get paraquat permanently banned in the US. In what has become known as 'The Paraquat Papers: How Syngenta's bad science helped keep the world's deadliest weedkiller on the market,' environmental activists at Greenpeace are leading the charge to try and get the EPA to force the weed killer off of the market. GreenPeace alleges that Syngenta knew for years that the emetic agent that was intended to induce immediate vomiting was too weak and would not have the intended effect. GreenPeace accuses Syngenta of lying to government regulators and the public about the emetic safety feature they allegedly added to the chemical. "A lawsuit in the US has unearthed an enormous cache of internal company documents which reveals that Syngenta and its predecessors knew for decades that the emetic in Gramoxone did little or nothing to prevent poisoning deaths -- but continued to present it as effective to regulators and the public."

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