Commercial farmers, groundskeepers, agricultural workers in the United States have been using Paraquat to control invasive weeds and grasses since 1964. Applicators spray it on commercial crops such as corn, soy and cotton.
But research has linked long-term Paraquat exposure to Parkinson’s disease, an incurable nervous system disorder that affects movement and communication.
Manufacturers of Paraquat are now being held financially responsible for people who develop serious health issues, including Parkinson’s disease, due to prolonged use and/or exposure to Paraquat.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Paraquat is highly toxic to humans; one small accidental
sip can be fatal and there is no antidote
Anyone who utilizes Paraquat or works/lives in places where Paraquat is used may be exposed to serious health complications. This includes groundskeepers, farmers, growers, pickers and other agricultural workers.
Licensed applicators, farmers and agricultural workers that have been exposed to Paraquat for years could have long-term side effects from exposure such as an increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and other serious health conditions.