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Paraquat Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons and Paraquat

Paraquat herbicide is a weed and grass-killer that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease. Lawsuits are being filed alleging that Syngenta and others involved in the manufacture and distribution of Paraquat are liable for the herbicide contributing to the development of Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is widely used as a herbicide, primarily for weed and grass control. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies Paraquat as “restricted use.” This means that it can be used only by people who are licensed applicators. Paraquat is marketed under various trade names including Gramoxone, Para-SHOT, Parazone, Quick-Quat, Firestorm, Helmquat and more. Studies...

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