Have you or a loved one regularly handled or been exposed to Paraquat in agricultural work or while tending to personal gardens? If so, it’s crucial for you to know your rights. Recent studies and legal findings suggest a concerning link between Paraquat exposure and the development of serious health issues, most notably Parkinson’s disease.
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Contentious Link Between Paraquat Exposure and Parkinson’s Disease Risk
The National Institute of Health’s February 2011 Farming and Movement Evaluation (FAME) study linked Paraquat exposure to a heightened Parkinson’s disease risk. This finding sparked controversy when Syngenta, the herbicide’s Swiss manufacturer, suggested a contrary interpretation on their website. The study authors contested Syngenta’s claim, asserting that their results actually indicated a more than doubled risk of Parkinson’s in individuals exposed to Paraquat.
Paraquat Continues to See High Usage in U.S.
With growing resistance to Monsanto’s Roundup and mounting lawsuits over its alleged risks, U.S. agricultural workers have increasingly adopted Paraquat as the herbicide of choice, particularly in soybean cultivation, where its use has quadrupled over a decade. Paraquat’s application surged to 7 million pounds across approximately 15 million acres of American farmland in 2016 alone in the shift away from Roundup.
Get Help From an Experienced Paraquat Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been using Paraquat and are now facing health issues, it’s time to take a stand. We’ve witnessed the distressing shift from Roundup to Paraquat and the resulting impact it may have on your health, particularly if you work in agriculture. Contact us now to explore your legal options.
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