What Are The Dangers Of Working With Paraquat?

Paraquat exposure has been linked with serious health effects including Parkinson's disease.

Paraquat is the most commonly used herbicide. It is a broad-spectrum contact herbicide that is widely used in the agricultural and horticultural sectors. It has the highest mortality and acute toxicities. Paraquat can pose health risks even when used with protective clothing.

Paraquat absorption through the skin is what causes fatal workplace poisoning. Learn more about Paraquat dangers by visiting www.paraquatparkinsonslawsuit.com.

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Evidence also suggests that prolonged and heavy use of paraquat-contaminated marijuana can lead to diffuse fibro genic changes in the lungs, which induce genetic damage that leads to DNA mutations with a consequent increased risk of lung cancer.

Paraquat, a commonly used herbicide commercially available, has been linked with an increase in Parkinson's disease risk. This is a progressive and chronic disorder of the nervous systems that can cause movement problems and life-altering symptoms like tremors or heart failure. 

A person will feel swelling and pain in their mouth and throat as soon as they inhale a toxic dose of paraquat. The person might feel the following symptoms in a few days, or even hours:

  • Heart failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Failure of the liver
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Muscular weakness
  • coma
  • Fast heart rate

Paraquat was sold and distributed without warnings, despite the fact that the manufacturer knew of the connection between the herbicides and Parkinson's Disease and other serious health risks.

Our legal professionals can investigate any claim that you might have if you are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and believe you were in contact with paraquat, an agricultural chemical.

For those who were exposed to paraquat, including licensed farmers, agricultural workers, and chemical applicators, and later developed Parkinson's disease, claims are being filed.