Paraquat, a controversial herbicide that is used to control weeds and grass, is widely used. Paraquat is an inexpensive and quick-acting product that has been blamed for the rise of "no-till" farming in the United States. It is also prone to serious health risks, which have been hidden by the manufacturer for many decades.
Paraquat, a toxic weed killer and grass killer, can be fatal at low doses. Paraquat has been registered as a restricted-use pesticide by the United States regulators. This means that it can only be bought or used by licensed "licensed applicators". Although it does not replace the obligation of the manufacturer to warn about Parkinson's disease side effects that may result from paraquat proper use. Syngenta paraquat litigation may offer financial compensation and benefits as a result.
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- Paraquat Exposure Risques
- Paraquat and Parkinson's Disease
Many people believe genetics are responsible for Parkinson's. However, research shows that genes only play a small role in the development of Parkinson's. Pesticide and herbicide exposure are becoming increasingly important, especially when combined with other factors that can contribute to the development of Parkinson's.
In the last decade, increasing numbers of studies have shown a link between Parkinson's Disease and paraquat. They found that applicators of herbicides, farmers, and mixers are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. Researchers have discovered a mechanism of action linking the two. It indicates that increased exposure to certain oxygen derivatives can harm cells and increase the likelihood of being diagnosed with Parkinson's.
- Tremors when arms or legs are at rest
- Stiffness and rigidity makes it difficult to walk or move
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Slowness in movement